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County hoteliers urged to join new NHS fundraising initiative Image

County hoteliers urged to join new NHS fundraising initiative

A new fundraising initiative for NHS staff and carers is urgently looking for hoteliers and hospitality partners in Gloucestershire to join the cause.

Reward Risk Management helping to steer path through HR minefield Image

Reward Risk Management helping to steer path through HR minefield

Reward Risk Management helps small, medium and large businesses ensure staff are paid a fair and equitable salary.

TGI Friday's puts deliveries back on the menu Image

TGI Friday's puts deliveries back on the menu

The restaurant chain's Cheltenham branch is one of 24 across the country which are reopening.

All B&Q stores open from today Image

All B&Q stores open from today

DIY retailer B&Q is the latest retailer to reopen its stores with the last few branches opening their doors today after a phased rollout over the past two weeks.

First-class support for residents from Cotswold food business Image

First-class support for residents from Cotswold food business

A Gloucestershire council has been working with its voluntary sector partners in supporting vulnerable people who need food, medicines and other support throughout COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Condom sales fail to stand up during lockdown Image

Condom sales fail to stand up during lockdown

Durex has shattered the big bang theory that people are having more sex during the coronavirus crisis.

Gloucestershire police officers start degree apprenticeship Image

Gloucestershire police officers start degree apprenticeship

Gloucestershire Constabulary has welcomed the first wave of entrants via the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship.

One in five high street stores may never reopen Image

One in five high street stores may never reopen

A fifth of high street stores plan to stay closed permanently after the coronavirus lockdown ends. That’s the stark warning from retail leaders to MPs.

Government consulting over return to work guidelines Image

Government consulting over return to work guidelines

The Prime Minister has promised a “comprehensive plan” will be published next week, outlining how business will reopen when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

National Star is ‘outstanding' Image

National Star is ‘outstanding'

Staff and residents at National Star’s long-term living accommodation are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating from inspectors.

Watchdog looks to courts to clear up insurance confusion Image

Watchdog looks to courts to clear up insurance confusion

The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking legal clarification over compensation for business disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

E-commerce and social distancing measures to further impact future industrial and logistics demand Image

E-commerce and social distancing measures to further impact future industrial and logistics demand

Whilst the effect of the coronavirus is proving challenging for most businesses, for others it has been a time for growth - according to latest research.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Twin town donates thousands of PPE items Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Twin town donates thousands of PPE items

Thousands of personal protective equipment items have been donated to a Gloucestershire council, by its twin town in China.

Pubs warn action is needed to help them survive Image

Pubs warn action is needed to help them survive

The pub industry has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce specific support which will prevent many of them from calling time for good.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 1 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, May 1

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

Printwaste launches home collection service Image

Printwaste launches home collection service

Printwaste has introduced a home collection service to help the community while recycling centres and tips are closed and council services suspended or limited.

DIY retailer to reopen all stores following trial Image

DIY retailer to reopen all stores following trial

Homebase will reopen all of its stores on Saturday after a successful trial, including those in Gloucester and Stroud.

Coronavirus to hit Sainsbury’s profits hard Image

Coronavirus to hit Sainsbury’s profits hard

The Big Four supermarkets have seen long queues outside their stores since lockdown started, but Sainsbury’s has warned that coronavirus will still dent its profits.

Hayley helping to keep business working safely Image

Hayley helping to keep business working safely

Hayley Group Ltd is helping to keep some of Gloucestershire's biggest manufacturers working safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Appeal to help wipe out sewer blockages Image

Appeal to help wipe out sewer blockages

Severn Trent Water has issued the plea after pulling a mass of wipes and other unflushable materials from a sewer in Gloucester.

Start a rewarding new career during lockdown Image

Start a rewarding new career during lockdown

Gloucestershire Counselling Service is offering an online open day during lockdown, for anyone interested in training to be a counsellor.

Temporary coronavirus testing centre opens in Gloucester Image

Temporary coronavirus testing centre opens in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has announced the opening of a temporary COVID-19 testing facility for frontline staff.

St James's Place delays part of dividend Image

St James's Place delays part of dividend

The Cirencester wealth management group is withholding around one third of its final 2019 dividend after announcing a two per cent drop in assets under its management.

Emergency vehicles keep NHS tributes rolling Image

Emergency vehicles keep NHS tributes rolling

The Tri-Service Fleet maintenance staff from Gloucestershire Fire, Police and Ambulance services to honour NHS staff.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: South Korea donates PPE to Gloucestershire Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: South Korea donates PPE to Gloucestershire

We have awarded them to individuals, to groups and to businesses, now we are handing a Punchline Business and Community Award to an entire country - and one city in particular.

Watchdog threatens legal action over missing refunds Image

Watchdog threatens legal action over missing refunds

The competition watchdog has warned companies it will take legal action if refunds are not paid for holidays or weddings cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bounce back loans scheme must be on time Image

Bounce back loans scheme must be on time

The Government must hit its target of having the new bounce back loan scheme live by Monday according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Plans emerge for Gloucester city pub's expansion Image

Plans emerge for Gloucester city pub's expansion

A popular city centre watering hole has submitted a proposal to Gloucester City Council to extend its premises.

ProCook sales lift from TV chef James Martin Image

ProCook sales lift from TV chef James Martin

The power of television has helped the Gloucester retailer as viewers went in search of the right materials for the perfect pizza.

Government told to extend furloughs or risk huge job losses Image

Government told to extend furloughs or risk huge job losses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to extend the job retention scheme for at least another three months or face large-scale redundancies.

Care home patients receive virtual ward rounds Image

Care home patients receive virtual ward rounds

GPs are ensuring patients in Gloucestershire care home are receiving the right medical support during the coronavirus pandemic with the introduction of virtual ward rounds.

Gloucester engineering business playing its part in fight against COVID-19 Image

Gloucester engineering business playing its part in fight against COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, a specialist plastics engineering business in Gloucester are using their expertise to support the medical and healthcare sectors across the country.

SGS College looks to ease worries of apprentices Image

SGS College looks to ease worries of apprentices

The immediate future of apprenticeship schemes is being placed in doubt amid reports trainees are becoming the first to be made jobless during the coronavirus pandemic.

Police officer injured during arrest attempt Image

Police officer injured during arrest attempt

A police officer was injured as she tried to arrest thieves who stole a quad bike.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Firm to gift holiday of a lifetime to frontline worker Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Firm to gift holiday of a lifetime to frontline worker

Staff at Cirencester-based Steppes Travel tackled an ambitious 24-hour cycling relay.

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Steam railway donates to foodbanks  Image

Punchline Business and Community Champion: Steam railway donates to foodbanks

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s (GWSR) catering team has donated about £1,000 worth of food and drinks to the Tewkesbury Foodbank and Tewkesbury Community Hub.

SF Planning successfully removes planning conditions  Image

SF Planning successfully removes planning conditions

Cheltenham-based SF Planning Ltd has succeeded in removing unenforceable planning conditions on a home in the Stroud district.

Frying tonight: Ruddy's reopens its doors Image

Frying tonight: Ruddy's reopens its doors

Ruddy’s Fish & Chips is reopening its two Gloucester shops after introducing social distancing and safety measures.

Two Rivers Housing gets gold for seventh year Image

Two Rivers Housing gets gold for seventh year

Gloucestershire-based Two Rivers Housing is celebrating after securing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards for the seventh year running.

Cheltenham branch part of Wickes trial reopening  Image

Cheltenham branch part of Wickes trial reopening

Cheltenham’s Wickes store is one of just six nationally to be part of a trial reopening from tomorrow (April 30).

Research finds 7.8 million office workers will be unable to return to work when lockdown ends Image

Research finds 7.8 million office workers will be unable to return to work when lockdown ends

Research has revealed that almost eight million people will be unable to return to the office once the Government lifts the lockdown measures.

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