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Asics sales fall as stores reopen Image

Asics sales fall as stores reopen

A rise in exercise during lockdown hasn’t translated into increased sales for sportswear brand, Asics.

Charity job losses 'five times more than announced' Image

Charity job losses 'five times more than announced'

New analysis shows that more than 25,000 jobs have already been lost in the charity sector, with 60,000 likely to go ultimately.

Cotswolds country home on the market for £2.65m Image

Cotswolds country home on the market for £2.65m

Estate agents are reporting a surge of interest in rural properties after the Covid lockdown, as reported on Punchline yesterday.

Small retailers 'spending £22k to reopen after lockdown' Image

Small retailers 'spending £22k to reopen after lockdown'

Owners of small retailers are spending an average of almost £22,000 to reopen after the economic lockdown, according to a new study.

Hempsted Village Hall receives new wall from local developer Image

Hempsted Village Hall receives new wall from local developer

One of the final pieces of the rejuvenation of Hempsted Village Hall, the rebuilding of the front wall, has been completed.

Mears confident of bouncing back after being hit by Covid crisis Image

Mears confident of bouncing back after being hit by Covid crisis

Brockworth-based Mears Group has swung into a first-half loss after being hit by Covid-19.

Stroud builder admits wrongly charging a customer Image

Stroud builder admits wrongly charging a customer

A builder who has admitted wrongly charging a customer for work and materials for her extension has been bailed to await sentence at Gloucester crown court next week.

Former chancellor hired as adviser to banking giant Image

Former chancellor hired as adviser to banking giant

Former chancellor and serving MP Sajid Javid has a new job with Wall Street giant JP Morgan.

80,000 wearable school uniforms binned in the South West every year Image

80,000 wearable school uniforms binned in the South West every year

New research has revealed that parents in the South West unnecessarily threw away 80,000 school uniforms in 2019, despite the fact they were still in good condition.

M&S to shed 7,000 jobs before Christmas Image

M&S to shed 7,000 jobs before Christmas

High street giant Marks & Spencer is to 7,000 jobs over the next three months, in both in-store and management roles.

Warrant issued for burglar who stole over £14,000 from garden maintenance business Image

Warrant issued for burglar who stole over £14,000 from garden maintenance business

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a burglar who has breached the terms of a suspended prison sentence.

Man pleads guilty on the day he was due to stand trial Image

Man pleads guilty on the day he was due to stand trial

A man who had denied involvement in the supply of drugs in Gloucester has pleaded guilty to the charge on the day he was due to stand jury trial.

Auction raises £10,000 - For Ben  Image

Auction raises £10,000 - For Ben

An online auction has raised £10,000 for a suicide prevention charity, in memory of a former member of the Punchline team.

Miniature M&S classic to stop birthday arguments Image

Miniature M&S classic to stop birthday arguments

Birthday arguments between siblings, friends and cousins could soon be a thing of the past, as Marks & Spencer announced that it is launching miniature Colin faces.

Gloucestershire economic group agrees recovery plans Image

Gloucestershire economic group agrees recovery plans

Covid-19 economic recovery plans from across Gloucestershire have been reviewed by council leaders and GFirst LEP.

Colliers International appointed as agent on Regent Arcade Image

Colliers International appointed as agent on Regent Arcade

Colliers International has been instructed as joint agents, alongside ARC Retail, on Regent Arcade Shopping Centre in Cheltenham.

John Lewis announces stores to close permanently Image

John Lewis announces stores to close permanently

John Lewis’s flagship Birmingham Bullring store is among eight set to close its doors permanently.

Second support grant for self-employed available now Image

Second support grant for self-employed available now

Self-employed people whose work has been hit by the covid-19 pandemic can now apply for a second support grant from the government.

Ex-apprentice Ella hits housing milestone Image

Ex-apprentice Ella hits housing milestone

A former apprentice from Cheltenham, who has just secured planning approval for a development in her home town, has shown that there is more than one route into the construction industry.

House buying boom sees 'busiest month in a decade' Image

House buying boom sees 'busiest month in a decade'

Despite all the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, July saw a £37bn UK house-buying boom.

First GWSR post-lockdown trains sold out Image

First GWSR post-lockdown trains sold out

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) ran its first post-lockdown public train service on Saturday.

Police appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Fairford Image

Police appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Fairford

A man has died following a two-vehicle collision in Fairford on Saturday 15 August.

Sports Direct puts in bid for DW Sports Image

Sports Direct puts in bid for DW Sports

The company which owns Sports Direct is thought to have put in a bid for rival sports retailer, DW Sports, which went into administration earlier this month.

Morrisons set to bin bags for life Image

Morrisons set to bin bags for life

Supermarket chain Morrisons is starting trials which could see it ditch plastic bags for life.

3D printing returns replica 12th century candlestick to Gloucester Image

3D printing returns replica 12th century candlestick to Gloucester

Gloucestershire-based engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is working with Gloucester Cathedral and the V&A Museum, London, to recreate the Gloucester Candlestick.

Gloucester Cathedral's £1 million appeal reaches halfway mark Image

Gloucester Cathedral's £1 million appeal reaches halfway mark

Gloucester Cathedral's £1m appeal has got off to a flying start with early gifts pushing the 'Beacon of Hope' fundraising past the £500,000 mark.

Gloucester drug dealer jailed for four and a half years Image

Gloucester drug dealer jailed for four and a half years

The first trial to be held at Gloucester Crown Court since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has ended with a city drug dealer being jailed.

More libraries set to reopen Image

More libraries set to reopen

More libraries in Gloucestershire will be reopening their doors to the public following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Serious assault in Gloucester Image

Serious assault in Gloucester

Police were called to a report that two people were being assaulted by a group of people in Norfolk Street, Gloucester.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 14 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 14

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Boots Corner roads close again - for resurfacing Image

Boots Corner roads close again - for resurfacing

Roads around Boots Corner in Cheltenham are to be closed again - but this time it is for overnight resurfacing works.

Plans submitted to build zero carbon homes in Gloucester Image

Plans submitted to build zero carbon homes in Gloucester

Barnwood-based housebuilder Newland Homes has submitted a planning application to build three carbon zero homes in the village of Hempsted.

Google dominates Gloucester firm's search Image

Google dominates Gloucester firm's search

Google dominates a list of the world's richest internet domains compiled by a Gloucester-based company.

Gloucestershire College ready to turn funding into jobs Image

Gloucestershire College ready to turn funding into jobs

Gloucestershire College expects a flexible workspace for local businesses will generate 20 new jobs and support up to 50 start-ups over a five-year period.

Ditch face masks which fail to comply, urges HSE Image

Ditch face masks which fail to comply, urges HSE

Businesses have been warned about face masks which do not provide sufficient coverage.

Restrictions relax as quarantine tightens Image

Restrictions relax as quarantine tightens

Businesses which had their plans to reopen cut short at the last minute will finally get the chance to return from tomorrow.

Pied Piper Appeal serves up tasty auction menu Image

Pied Piper Appeal serves up tasty auction menu

A meal cooked for you by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge with Gloucester Rugby players as waiters is among the star lots at the Pied Piper Appeal's August auction.

Mayor encourages more donations to food bank fund Image

Mayor encourages more donations to food bank fund

The mayor of Cheltenham is encouraging local residents to continue donating to his Food Bank Fund in order to support children and families and reduce holiday hunger.

Rising prices increases fears over dog smuggling Image

Rising prices increases fears over dog smuggling

The Dogs Trust has raised concerns about smuggling and exploiting by some sellers after demand and prices for the most desirable dog breeds soared during lockdown.

Ribston Hall pupils defy hurdles to post A-Level successes Image

Ribston Hall pupils defy hurdles to post A-Level successes

Ribston Hall headteacher Sarah Colombini declared herself "incredibly proud" of pupils after they defied testing circumstances to post the school's best A-Level results since 2017.

Gloucester paints the town purple for third year Image

Gloucester paints the town purple for third year

Gloucester has been awarded Purple Flag status for the third successive year.

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