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Prince Charles praises new county hub for agritech businesses Image

Prince Charles praises new county hub for agritech businesses

Prince Charles has given his seal of approval to an innovative new Gloucestershire centre to develop and grow rural and agritech businesses.

Tech solution to ‘frictionless’ border post Brexit lies with Gloucestershire business Image

Tech solution to ‘frictionless’ border post Brexit lies with Gloucestershire business

Technology already exists to help create the Brexit stumbling block that is the much-doubted 'frictionless' border between the UK, Ireland and the rest of the EU.

Improvements underway for major Gloucester roads  Image

Improvements underway for major Gloucester roads

Work has started to upgrade the key route along Metz Way and Abbeymead Avenue in Gloucester, including the major junction where it crosses Eastern Avenue.

£140,000-plus of business rate relief for Cotswold companies Image

£140,000-plus of business rate relief for Cotswold companies

Almost 250 businesses will have their rates slashed by a total of £142,000, according to Cotswold District Council.

Check out futuristic ’Sherlock’ mansion Image

Check out futuristic ’Sherlock’ mansion

A large futuristic home, which featured in an episode of the BBC’s Sherlock, will be open for visitors next month.

Traffic warning as Roman road finally gets resurfaced in Cotswolds Image

Traffic warning as Roman road finally gets resurfaced in Cotswolds

If you see signs or hear talk warning of a week of road closures on one of the main thoroughfares into Cirencester, do not panic (yet).

Holiday pay - a case of correcting the calculation Image

Holiday pay - a case of correcting the calculation

Not that we want to worry you, but if you have part time time staff and you give them paid holidays you might need to get the calculator out and double check your figures.

Record figures see firm engineer £611m-plus turnover Image

Record figures see firm engineer £611m-plus turnover

One of Gloucestershire’s most celebrated engineering firms, grown from a back bedroom to a world-wide success story, has announced a record turnover.

New era for university underlined by employment figures Image

New era for university underlined by employment figures

As staff move into its business school building and the University of Gloucestershire prepares to change up a gear, new figures reveal its investment is already benefitting students.




Happy 90th birthday to former Gloucester MP Image

Happy 90th birthday to former Gloucester MP

Birthday wishes are going out today to Gloucester’s first female MP of the modern era.

Shape up! How to be healthier and happier at work - VIDEO Image

Shape up! How to be healthier and happier at work - VIDEO

Businesses across Gloucestershire are backing a campaign to create happier, healthier and ultimately more productive workforces.

Former racecourse boss takes over key role in county Image

Former racecourse boss takes over key role in county

The former managing director of Cheltenham Racecourse, Edward Gillespie, has been appointed by the Queen to a new role in the county.

New laws come into effect for businesses involving animals Image

New laws come into effect for businesses involving animals

New welfare laws will mean that more people who run animal businesses will have to register with their local council.

A glimpse inside Gloucester's newest business centre Image

A glimpse inside Gloucester's newest business centre

A former empty building has been given a stylish makeover to become Gloucester's newest business centre.

20 jobs to be created as new café opens beside Gloucester Quays Image

20 jobs to be created as new café opens beside Gloucester Quays

A new eatery and coffee-stop beside Gloucester Quays is set to open this month creating as many as 20 jobs.

GCHQ unlawfully given access to our data Image

GCHQ unlawfully given access to our data

For more than a decade successive Foreign Secretaries wrongly gave GCHQ permission to collect vast quantities of our personal information from telecommunications companies.

First phase of £12 million shopping centre to get underway Image

First phase of £12 million shopping centre to get underway

A major £12 million scheme to transform the shopping centre at the heart of a Gloucestershire town begins next week.


Whistleblowing complaints investigated after departure of county's fire chief Image

Whistleblowing complaints investigated after departure of county's fire chief

An investigation has been held into whistleblowing at the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service following the recent departure of the chief fire officer Stewart Edgar.

Council leader defends cost-saving move to new HQ Image

Council leader defends cost-saving move to new HQ

A political row has broken out over plans to move Gloucester City Council to Shire Hall, the county council HQ.

Engineering company's Wrong Trousers Day helps raise £4,000 for charity Image

Engineering company's Wrong Trousers Day helps raise £4,000 for charity

Community-spirited employees at Renishaw, the Gloucestershire-based engineering technologies company, raised over £4,000 for charity by supporting Wrong Trousers Day.

Police work with Parish Council to help combat speeding Image

Police work with Parish Council to help combat speeding

A neighbourhood policing team has supported a village near Wotton-under-Edge in their battle to reduce the number of speeding drivers on its roads.

Former farmers' leader and Tesco director honoured by university Image

Former farmers' leader and Tesco director honoured by university

Leaders from the world of agriculture and business have been awarded Honorary Fellowships by the Cirencester-based Royal Agricultural University (RAU)

Fashion store sees turnover rise by near 20 per cent Image

Fashion store sees turnover rise by near 20 per cent

One of the latest additions to the shopping hot spot that is Gloucester Quays has revealed a near 20 per cent rise in takings over the last year.

Julian Dunkerton pockets £70m from sale of Superdry shares Image

Julian Dunkerton pockets £70m from sale of Superdry shares

Celebrated Gloucestershire entrepreneur and Superdry fashion brand founder, Julian Dunkerton, has sold a 6.7 per cent stake in his former company.

Businesses join forces to tackle Cheltenham’s Boots Corner scheme Image

Businesses join forces to tackle Cheltenham’s Boots Corner scheme

Businesses are beginning to group together to take Cheltenham Borough Council to task over its attempts to tackle the thoroughfare known as Boots Corner.

Warning: Major road works will mean traffic diversions Image

Warning: Major road works will mean traffic diversions

Traffic will be diverted while essential improvements are carried out to a busy county road next month.

National Star leaver lands job with FTSE 100 firm Image

National Star leaver lands job with FTSE 100 firm

A young high flier has proven disability need not be a barrier in the financial world by landing a job with a leading FTSE 100 company.

Gloucestershire Cricket to host England v Pakistan ODI Image

Gloucestershire Cricket to host England v Pakistan ODI

Gloucestershire Cricket has announced it will host an England and Pakistan one-day international game at The Brightside Ground.

Tax deadline looms for the self-employed Image

Tax deadline looms for the self-employed

Many won't need reminding but a tax payment deadline is rapidly approaching for the UK's army of self-employed people and those with earnings outside of PAYE.

Global garden grows in Gloucester Cathedral Image

Global garden grows in Gloucester Cathedral

A special charity garden is making a month-long appearance at Gloucester Cathedral this summer.

Gloucester turns back the clock and goes retro Image

Gloucester turns back the clock and goes retro

Dust off your drain pipe trousers and pull on your winkle picker shoes - Gloucester's going retro this summer

Cheltenham business recognised for service to the town Image

Cheltenham business recognised for service to the town

It is the latest in a growing list of businesses recognised by one of the most powerful business bodies in Cheltenham.

New jobs as gourmet restaurant gets go-ahead Image

New jobs as gourmet restaurant gets go-ahead

Twenty-five jobs could be created after a German-themed gourmet restaurant was given permission to open on Cheltenham High Street.

Police appeal following road rage incident Image

Police appeal following road rage incident

A road rage incident in the Cotswolds is being investigated by Gloucestershire police.

Could Gloucester business park be sold after all? Image

Could Gloucester business park be sold after all?

Earlier this year we followed the saga of the potential sale of one of Gloucestershire’s business parks to a French retail giant.

Cabinet approves £150,000 Bourton car park improvement works Image

Cabinet approves £150,000 Bourton car park improvement works

Members of Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet have approved a £150,000 upgrade of the Rissington Road car park in Bourton-on-the-Water.

National award for Cotswold village’s superfast broadband Image

National award for Cotswold village’s superfast broadband

Work to link businesses in a Gloucestershire village to superfast broadband has won national recognition.

Should tax inspectors have secret access to your bank accounts? Image

Should tax inspectors have secret access to your bank accounts?

The proposal that the HMRC should be allowed secret access to taxpayers’ banks accounts has been dubbed unreasonable by a leading tax specialist.  

Canal boat crew needed Image

Canal boat crew needed

Volunteers who bring a historic section of restored canal to life for thousands of visitors and local residents alike are appealing for more people to help sail their ship.

Privately funded superfast broadband for Cheltenham businesses Image

Privately funded superfast broadband for Cheltenham businesses

The time between it being announced as a saviour to frustrated firms and usable superfast broadband actually arriving can give the distinct air of a misnomer.

Yates owner to add new pub chain to portfolio Image

Yates owner to add new pub chain to portfolio

The pubs giant behind the Yates chain will add to its portfolio this week when it snaps up Be At One cocktail bars in a £50m deal.

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