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Moon landing to be remembered at Cheltenham Science Festival Image

Moon landing to be remembered at Cheltenham Science Festival

Another stellar line-up has been announced for Cheltenham Science Festival (June 4-9) which will bring together the best scientists, writers and thinkers to explore big ideas and answer big questions over six days.

Beggar who pretended to be homeless banned from Cheltenham town centre  Image

Beggar who pretended to be homeless banned from Cheltenham town centre

A Cheltenham man who pretended to be homeless and begged for cash to fund his drug habit has been served with an anti-social behaviour injunction.

Law firm soiree raises funds for charity Image

Law firm soiree raises funds for charity

Customers, clients, friends, partners and a much-loved charity gathered for drinks courtesy of one of Gloucestershire’s full-service law firms.

'Forgotten gem' Cotswold hotel sold for nearly £2million Image

'Forgotten gem' Cotswold hotel sold for nearly £2million

A hotel described as a ‘forgotten gem’ on the edge of the Cotswolds has been sold for £1.9million.

Agreement reached to see 2,350 home development built in Gloucestershire Image

Agreement reached to see 2,350 home development built in Gloucestershire

Plans to build 2,350 homes near Cirencester have overcome a major hurdle after Section 106 agreement was confirmed.

Police appeal for witnesses after serious sexual assault in Gloucester Image

Police appeal for witnesses after serious sexual assault in Gloucester

Police are appealing for information after a woman was the victim of a serious sexual assault in Gloucester during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Council and police clamp down on rogue scrap metal collectors Image

Council and police clamp down on rogue scrap metal collectors

Scrap metal and waste collectors operating outside the law have been targeted in a stop and search exercise by Stroud District Council and Gloucestershire Police.

Topps sales figures for tile retailer Image

Topps sales figures for tile retailer

Topps Tiles has reported that like-for-like sales are up by 1.8 per cent, bouncing back from a 1.4 per cent drop.

Over-50s specialist racks up £135m loss Image

Over-50s specialist racks up £135m loss

Over-50s travel and insurance specialist, Saga, has made a full-year loss of £135m and blamed a fall in holiday bookings on Brexit uncertainty.

New plans in store for empty supermarket could create jobs Image

New plans in store for empty supermarket could create jobs

It closed earlier this year after its parent company collapsed with the loss of 700 jobs, but a former Gloucester business premises could be about to find a new purpose.

Boots stores under threat Image

Boots stores under threat

Thousands of jobs at Boots could be at risk, after its US owner issued a shock profit warning.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in April Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in April

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras throughout Gloucestershire in April.

Three men jailed after £100,000 fake tobacco racket is exposed Image

Three men jailed after £100,000 fake tobacco racket is exposed

Three men have been for their part in a fake tobacco racket in Gloucestershire and Greater Manchester which could have cheated the Treasury out of nearly £100,000 in unpaid duty.

New housing estate could generate £1.4m and nearly 100 jobs Image

New housing estate could generate £1.4m and nearly 100 jobs

Developers pushing to add a new 50-house estate onto a Gloucestershire market town will hear whether they have won permission next week.

Woman bailed on murder charge found dead Image

Woman bailed on murder charge found dead

A 65-year-old Gloucester woman charged with murdering her own son has been found dead at home, it has been revealed.

Mass resignations at Superdry as Dunkerton returns Image

Mass resignations at Superdry as Dunkerton returns

Senior members of fashion brand Superdry’s board resigned yesterday in the wake of founder Julian Dunkerton’s return to the fold.

Star Gloucester Rugby player signs new contract Image

Star Gloucester Rugby player signs new contract

Fans of Gloucester Rugby and its talismanic fly-half Danny Cipriani, can breath easy again - a new deal has been struck between the two parties.

‘Clear road map’ for major new conference and concert venue  Image

‘Clear road map’ for major new conference and concert venue

Ambitious plans for a new ‘commercially sustainable’ venue in Gloucestershire for events and conferences have been revealed.

Hopes of tempting in big business after Horizon’s departure Image

Hopes of tempting in big business after Horizon’s departure

The search is on to bring a major business to Gloucestershire to fill the rather large shoes left by the departure of a firm tipped until recently as a future FTSE 100 company.

Hartpury experts offer guidance on how vets could reduce stress in pets Image

Hartpury experts offer guidance on how vets could reduce stress in pets

Findings suggest key methods for tackling the anxiety felt by pets facing medical treatment.

Help solve Gloucestershire’s productivity puzzle Image

Help solve Gloucestershire’s productivity puzzle

Worker productivity is without doubt one of the greatest challenges facing the growth of our economy.

Industry award for retirement apartment development Image

Industry award for retirement apartment development

A retirement apartment development by a Gloucestershire building company has been recognised with a top industry award.

Allcooper sold to Swedish security firm Image

Allcooper sold to Swedish security firm

It will be business as usual at a family-owned Gloucestershire business after it was acquired by a global heavyweight.

Julian Dunkerton set to win crunch vote to return to Superdry board Image

Julian Dunkerton set to win crunch vote to return to Superdry board

Julian Dunkerton has won his bid to return to the Superdry board, by a wafer-thin margin – with mass resignations from the existing board set to follow.

New company to take charge of repairing Gloucestershire's potholes Image

New company to take charge of repairing Gloucestershire's potholes

Responsibility for who looks after Gloucestershire’s roads – and who fills in those dreaded potholes – has changed.

Three arrests after drugs raid in Cheltenham Image

Three arrests after drugs raid in Cheltenham

Heroin and cocaine found after warrant is executed at Pittville property

Owners of Portivo Lounge and Cosy Club to float on stock market Image

Owners of Portivo Lounge and Cosy Club to float on stock market

The owners of Portivo Lounge and Cosy Club are set to float on the London’s junior market later this month.

Gloucester man awaits sentence after admitting to threatening man with meat cleaver Image

Gloucester man awaits sentence after admitting to threatening man with meat cleaver

Teenager placed under electronic curfew ahead of sentencing at Gloucester Crown Court.

Future of Gloucester's Bonmarche uncertain amid takeover bid Image

Future of Gloucester's Bonmarche uncertain amid takeover bid

The future of Bonmarche’s Gloucester store will be decided by a “profitability assessment” by new owners, if a takeover bid is successful.

Record market share for Aldi as it closes on place in the 'big four' Image

Record market share for Aldi as it closes on place in the 'big four'

Aldi are closing in on the top four supermarkets at a rapid pace, according to figures released today.

Multi-million pound family business' prescription for growth Image

Multi-million pound family business' prescription for growth

Challenging times are acknowledged, but one of Gloucestershire’s best-known family businesses is confident of growth – posting a £17 million turnover.

Business steeped in Gloucester Rugby history closes Image

Business steeped in Gloucester Rugby history closes

Doors have now officially closed at a shop synonymous with Gloucester Rugby and Gloucestershire sport for more than 100 years.

Police appeal after 'horrific' sexual assault in Cheltenham Image

Police appeal after 'horrific' sexual assault in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for information about a serious sexual assault that took place in Cheltenham High Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Jobs at risk at fashion retailer Image

Jobs at risk at fashion retailer

Uncertainty hangs over the future of a well-known fashion brand after news broke it is lining up administrators.

New look Ribena bottles set to hit the shelves Image

New look Ribena bottles set to hit the shelves

Redesigned Ribena bottles will soon be hitting the shelves - and they will be better for the environment.

Man jailed for stealing lead from Cheltenham school roof Image

Man jailed for stealing lead from Cheltenham school roof

Lead in 'quite large quantities' was stripped from roof while headmaster and family slept in premises at the school.

Bitter battle for control of Superdry on a knife edge ahead of crunch vote Image

Bitter battle for control of Superdry on a knife edge ahead of crunch vote

The bitter battle for control of Superdry will come to head tomorrow when Julian Dunkerton will learn if his bid to return to the board has been successful.

Stores saved by Gloucestershire cookware specialists will still have to close Image

Stores saved by Gloucestershire cookware specialists will still have to close

ProCook have announced that six of the Steamer Trading shops it acquired in January will be closing, according to reports.

Future of Gloucestershire Library up for consultation Image

Future of Gloucestershire Library up for consultation

A Gloucestershire County Council consultation over the future of the library has opened today.

In pictures: Record turnout as business do battle in Hazlewoods Charity Quiz Image

In pictures: Record turnout as business do battle in Hazlewoods Charity Quiz

50 teams battle it out to be crowned the braniest business in Gloucestershire

Plans emerge for Lucky Onion’s next multi-million hotel development Image

Plans emerge for Lucky Onion’s next multi-million hotel development

Details of the next major project in the pipeline for Gloucestershire’s most prolific hotel developer are emerging – a multi-million pound redevelopment and restoration.

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