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New additions heading for The Brewery Quarter Image

New additions heading for The Brewery Quarter

Cheltenham’s leisure destination, The Brewery Quarter, is set to see two new venues open before the end of the year.

Overnight roadworks on Commercial Road in Gloucester Image

Overnight roadworks on Commercial Road in Gloucester

Highways crews will be replacing the well-worn road surface for five nights from 29 September to 5 October.

Large cannabis farm shut down in the Cotswolds Image

Large cannabis farm shut down in the Cotswolds

Gloucestershire Constabulary discovered and dismantled a cannabis grow in Upper Rissington in the Cotswolds on Sunday, following a tip off from a local resident.

Big losses for card retailer Image

Big losses for card retailer

Value card retailer, Card Factory, has swung to a half-year loss, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Shop closures on the rise Image

Shop closures on the rise

One in 10 shops may never sell goods again, according to new research.

Sentence for axeman in Coleford who terrorised Britain’s oldest female butcher Image

Sentence for axeman in Coleford who terrorised Britain’s oldest female butcher

A man who refused to shell out the price of half a dozen eggs in his local butcher's shop was ejected - but then cracked completely and returned about half an hour later brandishing an axe.

Artist draws on his talents to put Five Valleys on the map Image

Artist draws on his talents to put Five Valleys on the map

The team from Five Valleys in Stroud town centre have called upon a local artist's signwriting skills as part of the transformation of the shopping centre.

Well known Cheltenham restaurant sold to new owner Image

Well known Cheltenham restaurant sold to new owner

The owner of Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar has sold his sister restaurant East India Cafe to renowned Cheltenham restauranteur Mohammed Rahman, who is best known for running the restaurant Spice Lodge for over 15 years.

AW20 collection set to follow pandemic success Image

AW20 collection set to follow pandemic success

A well-loved Cheltenham brand has launched brand new products for the autumn, after seeing sales grow during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire firms named among UK's leading 250 Image

Gloucestershire firms named among UK's leading 250

Two Gloucestershire firms have been named among the 250 leading mid-market private companies in the UK.

Deer farm changing hands after a century for £2.6m Image

Deer farm changing hands after a century for £2.6m

A Cotswold farm which has been in the same family for more than a century and houses a herd of red deer is on the market for £2.6million.

Gloucester car manufacturer sees first new vehicle go on sale in more than 60 years Image

Gloucester car manufacturer sees first new vehicle go on sale in more than 60 years

Gloucester-based Allard Motor Company, a name created in the 1930s from a love of racing, coachbuilding and pre-war 'hot-rodding', is making its comeback for the first time in 60 years.

Dobbies and Sainsbury's grocery partnership lands at Cirencester Image

Dobbies and Sainsbury's grocery partnership lands at Cirencester

Garden centre retailer Dobbies has opened a new-look food hall in Cirencester.

Jess's Ladies shine bright with 82nd Great Taste star Image

Jess's Ladies shine bright with 82nd Great Taste star

Great Taste food and drink awards has announced its stars of 2020 and one Gloucestershire producer has come out on top.

Think local urges Gloucestershire tourism body Image

Think local urges Gloucestershire tourism body

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is not the only one with a plan for the winter - the body behind tourism in Gloucestershire has their own for the months ahead.

Scottish sale completes Mears move from domiciliary care Image

Scottish sale completes Mears move from domiciliary care

Mears Group has completed its exit from the domiciliary care sector after selling its Scottish business.

Council base wins award for redevelopment Image

Council base wins award for redevelopment

Shire Hall in Gloucester has won an award after undergoing a major transformation to turn it into an energy-efficient building fit for the needs of the 21st century.

CCTV appeal after racially aggravated assault in Gloucester Image

CCTV appeal after racially aggravated assault in Gloucester

Police have issued CCTV of a male they want to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated assault.

County sustainable fuel business secures grant for work in India Image

County sustainable fuel business secures grant for work in India

Gloucestershire-based Green Fuels Ltd has been awarded a $100,000 (£78,300) grant in recognition of the work it is doing to address the immediate and long-term challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in India.

Entrepreneurial streak earns university award nomination Image

Entrepreneurial streak earns university award nomination

The Royal Agricultural University's growing reputation for entrepreneurial success has been recognised with a nomination in the Times Higher Education Awards.

Aldi targets 4,000 new jobs in investment plan Image

Aldi targets 4,000 new jobs in investment plan

Aldi has announced a £1.3billon investment plan which is expected to create 4,000 jobs and open 100 new shops in the UK by the end of next year.

Marketing Gloucester report passed on to police Image

Marketing Gloucester report passed on to police

The leader of Gloucester City Council has confirmed a report into the financial collapse of Gloucester Marketing has been referred to Gloucestershire police.

Gloucester construction company on track to deliver 258,000sq ft Silverstone Park Image

Gloucester construction company on track to deliver 258,000sq ft Silverstone Park

An enterprise zone development being built by Barnwood Construction is due to be completed by its December deadline.

Council agrees delayed plan for next four years Image

Council agrees delayed plan for next four years

Cotswold District Council has approved its key objectives over the next four years after its agreement was delayed and updated due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Parkrun won’t be back just yet Image

Parkrun won’t be back just yet

Just three weeks after organisers announced parkrun would be back before the end of October, plans have now changed.

Cheltenham tech firm secures $36.8m funding package Image

Cheltenham tech firm secures $36.8m funding package

A Cheltenham based data intelligence company has been successful in raising $36.8m Series B funding from Long Ridge Equity Partners.

Gloucestershire mobile testing unit locations this week Image

Gloucestershire mobile testing unit locations this week

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

Hong Kong investor joins bidding war for shoe shop Image

Hong Kong investor joins bidding war for shoe shop

A Hong Kong-based investor is thought to have joined the list of bidders interested in shoe retailer, Clarks, as it tries to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

New head appointed for King's Sixth Form Image

New head appointed for King's Sixth Form

The King's School, Gloucester has announced the appointment of Dr Tom Horler-Underwood as their new head of Sixth Form.

Six months without fans could be fatal warns Gloucester Rugby boss Image

Six months without fans could be fatal warns Gloucester Rugby boss

Gloucester Rugby chief executive Lance Bradley has warned the club and professional rugby will struggle to survive if they cannot have fans at matches for six months.

Chancellor's plan - The business verdict Image

Chancellor's plan - The business verdict

Business leaders give their verdict on the Chancellor economic plan to protect jobs and businesses during the winter.

Students determined to stop spread of coronavirus despite backlash over warning from UK government Image

Students determined to stop spread of coronavirus despite backlash over warning from UK government

First year university students in the UK are determined not to contribute to the anticipated rise in coronavirus cases as they prepare for a freshers' experience like never before.

Can you help identify this man connected with an assault in Cirencester? Image

Can you help identify this man connected with an assault in Cirencester?

Officers have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault outside a pub in Cirencester.

Repay £46k from fake cigarettes - or face prison Image

Repay £46k from fake cigarettes - or face prison

A Gloucester man convicted earlier this year of charges relating to illegal cigarettes and tobacco has been ordered to repay £46,914.41 or face a prison sentence.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 25 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, September 25

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

Chancellor announces Jobs Support Scheme to replace furlough Image

Chancellor announces Jobs Support Scheme to replace furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a Jobs Support Scheme to replace the furlough system as part of a winter economy plan which includes extended deadlines to repay loans and tax bills as well as lengthening the VAT cut for hospitality and tourism sector.

Hazlewoods verdict: A welcome winter economy plan Image

Hazlewoods verdict: A welcome winter economy plan

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the Government's winter plan to protect jobs and support businesses in light of the Government's latest coronavirus restrictions following a significant increase in cases - Hazlewoods partner Pete Woodall offers his view.

Gloucester Quays newest arrival opens doors Image

Gloucester Quays newest arrival opens doors

Fragrance and personal care brand Molton Brown has become the latest arrival at Gloucester Quays.

One in four hospitality businesses could fail this year Image

One in four hospitality businesses could fail this year

Almost a quarter of pub and hospitality businesses believe they will struggle to last beyond the end of the year without fresh government support.

Domino effect leaves £800m trail of unpaid debt Image

Domino effect leaves £800m trail of unpaid debt

The failure of British businesses since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March has created a domino effect of debt amounting to almost £800million of outstanding invoices.

India’s richest man to take over Debenhams? Image

India’s richest man to take over Debenhams?

India’s richest man is the surprising latest contender to take over Debenhams, which has been in administration since April.

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