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Backing for AllSaints CVA proposal Image

Backing for AllSaints CVA proposal

Creditors of fashion retailer AllSaints have approved a proposal for a company voluntary agreement.

Chancellor urged to put jobs at the heart of economic plan Image

Chancellor urged to put jobs at the heart of economic plan

The Federation of Small Businesses has called on the Chancellor to take a "jobs first" approach when he outlines his plans for post-coronavirus recovery.

Council considers proposals for Marketing Gloucester Image

Council considers proposals for Marketing Gloucester

A small 'place marketing' team within Gloucester City Council and a steering board to work alongside it are among the recommendations of a report into The Future Marketing of Gloucester.

Lloyds boss to step down  Image

Lloyds boss to step down

The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group will step down next year after a decade in charge.

Staycations boost Gloucestershire motor dealership as demand for motorhomes accelerates Image

Staycations boost Gloucestershire motor dealership as demand for motorhomes accelerates

The 102-year-old Warners Motor Group in Gloucestershire has seen soaring demand for motorhome rentals as holidaymakers plan UK trips because of restrictions on overseas travel.

New Co-op food store opens after £320,000 makeover Image

New Co-op food store opens after £320,000 makeover

A new Co-op Midcounties Food Market store has opened its doors in the Cotswolds with hundreds of products from local producers on the shelves.

Curtain goes up on £1.57billion package for arts and culture Image

Curtain goes up on £1.57billion package for arts and culture

Cultural venues across the UK are to receive £1.57billion in support from the Government to help them weather the ongoing impact of closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire fishery handed £41,000 by government scheme Image

Gloucestershire fishery handed £41,000 by government scheme

Gloucestershire fishery Severn & Wye Smokery has been awarded £41,000 under a government scheme to encourage the sale and consumption of locally-caught seafood.

Tourism minister visits the Cotswolds Image

Tourism minister visits the Cotswolds

Tourism in the Cotswolds received a welcome boost at the weekend, thanks to a visit by tourism minister Nigel Huddleston MP.

Housebuilder’s volumes fall by a third, but order book grows Image

Housebuilder’s volumes fall by a third, but order book grows

In it's latest trading statement, Barratt Developments revealed that its completion volumes had significantly fallen due to the coronavirus crisis.

Boohoo vows to cut ties to 'unacceptable' suppliers Image

Boohoo vows to cut ties to 'unacceptable' suppliers

Online fast fashion giant Boohoo has said it is ending relationships with any supplier found to be acting outside its code of conduct.

Bonuses for businesses to take on young trainees Image

Bonuses for businesses to take on young trainees

Bonuses of £1,000 will be paid to businesses which take on young trainees as part of the Government's plans to lift the ailing economy.

Man dies following serious road traffic collision on M5 Southbound  Image

Man dies following serious road traffic collision on M5 Southbound

A man has died following a single vehicle collision.

Stroud extends free parking to help recovery Image

Stroud extends free parking to help recovery

The return of parking charges in Stroud town centre has been put back until July 21 to help traders recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucester Cathedral's liberty bells celebrate US friendship Image

Gloucester Cathedral's liberty bells celebrate US friendship

US Army soldiers serving with NATO in Gloucester have marked Independence Day as the Cathedral’s bells chimed the America national anthem.

Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge closures cost 1,900 jobs Image

Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge closures cost 1,900 jobs

Cheltenham's Promenade and Gloucester Quays are both on a list of closures as the owner of restaurant chains Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia has gone into administration.

Medical group appoints new chief executive and chief commercial officer Image

Medical group appoints new chief executive and chief commercial officer

Bourton-on-the-Water based Summit Medical Group has strengthened of their senior leadership team with two key appointments.

Peel says Intu collapse will not hurt finances Image

Peel says Intu collapse will not hurt finances

The Peel Group - operators of Gloucester Quays - said the collapse of Intu Properties into administration will have no bearing on its financial health.

Cheltenham clears space for outdoor dining Image

Cheltenham clears space for outdoor dining

Shoppers and outside diners will find more space on one Cheltenham street after work to enable safe social distancing as further lockdown restrictions are introduced from this weekend.

Councils say £500m help not enough Image

Councils say £500m help not enough

The Government has announced a £500million coronavirus cash injection for councils in England - but councils say it is not enough.

Cathedral welcomes US soldiers to mark Independence Day Image

Cathedral welcomes US soldiers to mark Independence Day

Gloucester Cathedral will tomorrow welcome soldiers from NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps to mark US Independence Day.

Gloucestershire's Highways Team wins national award Image

Gloucestershire's Highways Team wins national award

Gloucestershire County Council's Highways Team has won a national award for the way it works in partnership to deliver the county's highway services.

WHSmith jobs at risk Image

WHSmith jobs at risk

WHSmith is the latest in a long line of retailers to announce possible job cuts following the coronavirus crisis.

Clearer figures published on Gloucestershire COVID cases Image

Clearer figures published on Gloucestershire COVID cases

Gloucestershire County Council is releasing fresh figures to provide a clearer pickier of confirmed COVID-10 cases.

Council lead action to combat anti-social behaviour in Cheltenham's green spaces Image

Council lead action to combat anti-social behaviour in Cheltenham's green spaces

Littering, public drinking, urinating, drug use, noise and vandalism in Cheltenham's green spaces has become an increasing problem as lockdown eases.

Gloucester Cathedral prepares to welcome visitors from Monday Image

Gloucester Cathedral prepares to welcome visitors from Monday

Gloucester Cathedral is set to re-open its doors to general visitors on Monday. People will be able to visit from 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday and 11.30am-5pm on Sundays.

County council awarded more than £300k for emergency active travel Image

County council awarded more than £300k for emergency active travel

Gloucestershire County Council will be given more money than previously allocated by Government to help make it easier to walk and cycle during COVID-19 restrictions.

Safer taxi journeys set to be approved Image

Safer taxi journeys set to be approved

Travelling in Cheltenham licensed taxis or private hire vehicles is set to become safer as the authority's cabinet is expected to approve a new policy on partition screens in the vehicles.

Council calls to give funds to businesses in 'missing middle' Image

Council calls to give funds to businesses in 'missing middle'

Cotswold District Council has called on the Government to let it use unspent business support funding on the 'missing middle' of businesses.

Ex-rugby player died after fall from table Image

Ex-rugby player died after fall from table

A company director died after a freak accident when he climbed onto a banqueting table which collapsed, an inquest heard yesterday.



Four men arrested on suspicion of shoplifting after being stopped by police officer Image

Four men arrested on suspicion of shoplifting after being stopped by police officer

Four men are in police custody today (July 3) after being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting offences last night.

Gloucestershire MP proposes building changes Image

Gloucestershire MP proposes building changes

Cotswold MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has introduced a private members bill into the House of Commons which could revolutionise the planning process and house building.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 3 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, July 3

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

BBC cutting 450 jobs in regions Image

BBC cutting 450 jobs in regions

Local television and radio presenters are among those affected after the BBC announced plans to make 450 staff working on its regional programmes in England redundant.

Airbus cannot rule out further job cuts Image

Airbus cannot rule out further job cuts

The chairman of Airbus UK has said further job losses cannot be ruled out after the announcement of 1,700 redundancies.

BPE signs up new head of employment Image

BPE signs up new head of employment

BPE Solicitors has recruited Nick Rowe as head of its employment team.

In Pictures: Demolition makes way for new Lidl and nearly 130 homes Image

In Pictures: Demolition makes way for new Lidl and nearly 130 homes

A former metal factory off Dudbridge Road in Stroud is currently being demolished.

Elderly shopkeeper robbed in Cheltenham Image

Elderly shopkeeper robbed in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident at a shop in Cheltenham over the weekend which involved an 88-year-old man and a teenager.

Five Valleys shopping centre strengthens management team Image

Five Valleys shopping centre strengthens management team

Stroud's Five Valleys shopping centre has strengthened the centre management team.

Prezzo look to put new owners on the menu Image

Prezzo look to put new owners on the menu

Prezzo has become the latest restaurant chain to look at a potential sale as it looks to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Council 'swats' fly-tipper with £400 fine Image

Council 'swats' fly-tipper with £400 fine

Last week, Cotswold District Council issued a £400 fixed penalty notice to an individual following an investigation of a fly-tip found near Northleach.

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