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It’s not a new night club – but has had investment to the tune of £400,000 Image

It’s not a new night club – but has had investment to the tune of £400,000

Speculation has been that the spotlight-heavy ceiling on the top deck of a Gloucester shopping centre could be a new dance floor.

Business expert:  £1million damages award for dismissed employee Image

Business expert: £1million damages award for dismissed employee

The case highlights the need for employers to be very aware of the legislation surrounding discrimination.

Cyber park would lead to massive investment in road network Image

Cyber park would lead to massive investment in road network

Major road improvements are planned in Cheltenham to help service the proposed new £650 million cyber park.

Eyesore office block is set for redevelopment Image

Eyesore office block is set for redevelopment

An empty office block which has blotted the landscape in Stroud could soon be redeveloped.

Sticky end to the diet as Pudding Club hold Christmas lunch for charity Image

Sticky end to the diet as Pudding Club hold Christmas lunch for charity

Three Ways House Hotel, Mickleton, home of the famous Pudding Club are hosting a fabulous two course Christmas lunch in aid of local medical charity Cobalt.

Support independent retailers on Small Business Saturday  Image

Support independent retailers on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday, the biggest annual celebration of small traders takes place this weekend.

Shoplifting on the rise in Stroud Image

Shoplifting on the rise in Stroud

Shoplifting is increasing in Stroud town centre, according to police.

Pub and restaurant chain eyes flotation as turnover hits £120m-plus Image

Pub and restaurant chain eyes flotation as turnover hits £120m-plus

A fast-growing bar and restaurant chain in Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and Stroud, plans to open more sites – and a possible Stock Market flotation.

Local funds available in Gotherington and Brockworth Image

Local funds available in Gotherington and Brockworth

Community groups in Gotherington and Brockworth are being asked to express an interest for funds that could make a real difference to local projects in the two areas.

Bovis Homes brings county businesses together to raise thousands for Chamwell Centre Image

Bovis Homes brings county businesses together to raise thousands for Chamwell Centre

Gloucestershire businesses gathered together and raised £14,792 in one night for the Chamwell Centre charity, helping the special needs fund-raising project a step closer to its £5 million target.

Wear your Christmas jumper for a festive day at the races  Image

Wear your Christmas jumper for a festive day at the races

Cheltenham racecourse will celebrate Christmas Jumper Day and encourage all racegoers to don their festive jumper on day one of The International Meeting.

Gloucestershire charity receives cash boost Image

Gloucestershire charity receives cash boost

Gloucestershire charity, Furniture Recycling Project, has received a welcome boost from a local housebuilder.

£220,000-plus of rate relief for Gloucestershire businesses lost Image

£220,000-plus of rate relief for Gloucestershire businesses lost

Nearly a quarter of a million pounds freed up for county businesses earlier this year following a Punchline campaign has been lost.

Cadbury dynasty member joins board of crafts spirits company Image

Cadbury dynasty member joins board of crafts spirits company

The grandson of Cadbury's chocolate founder has joined the board of the Cotswolds Distillery.

Gloucester nightclub set to be converted into flats Image

Gloucester nightclub set to be converted into flats

A Gloucester nightclub could soon be closed down after approval was given to turned the building into 23 flats.

Accountancy firm completes £520 million worth of deals  Image

Accountancy firm completes £520 million worth of deals

The corporate finance team at a major Gloucestershire firm of accountants has reported a record number of deals in 2018.

County school expansion gets green light Image

County school expansion gets green light

More local school places for Cheltenham children have been secured after the decision to expand Leckhampton C of E Primary School has been approved.

New partner strengthens solicitors’ employment team Image

New partner strengthens solicitors’ employment team

One of Gloucestershire's most high-profile legal firms has announced a new partner in its employment team.

MP backs new Bill to combat ‘modern-day parking pirates’ Image

MP backs new Bill to combat ‘modern-day parking pirates’

A Bill to tackle 'unfair' parking tickets issued by private parking companies has been passed in the House of Common with the backing of a county MP.

Ecotricity launches partnership with the Food industry Image

Ecotricity launches partnership with the Food industry

Stroud based green energy company Ecotricity, has launched a new partnership which will encourage the foodservice industry to make smart decisions about how they power their businesses.

Heatwave hits travel company profits Image

Heatwave hits travel company profits

Annual profits at Thomas Cook are set to be about £30m lower than expected, in the company’s second profit warning in two months.

Pets at Home profits plunge  Image

Pets at Home profits plunge

Pets at Home has seen profits fall over the last six months, as it attempts to restructure its vet business.

Fundraiser to embark on new mammoth trek for charity   Image

Fundraiser to embark on new mammoth trek for charity

A Gloucestershire fundraiser will be back in his walking boots next week, in a bid to raise the last £9,000 needed to fund a new Macmillan Cancer Support nurse for a year.

Soft drinks company backs Forest's anti-litter campaign Image

Soft drinks company backs Forest's anti-litter campaign

County employer Lucozade Ribena Suntory is providing further funding for 'Love your Forest', the Forest of Dean's anti-littering campaign aimed at changing behaviour.

Palliative care film at Gloucester cinema to benefit local hospice Image

Palliative care film at Gloucester cinema to benefit local hospice

A special showing of a film following four people in the final year of their lives, ISLAND, is raising vital funds for the only hospice in Gloucestershire with an inpatient unit.

Fast food drive-thrus and shops planned next to waterway Image

Fast food drive-thrus and shops planned next to waterway

A new fast food drive-thru and retail centre may be built on the outskirts of Gloucester.

Business Expert: Are you ready for Exit? Image

Business Expert: Are you ready for Exit?

How can you maximise the value of your business?

Man charged with Gloucester murder Image

Man charged with Gloucester murder

A man has been charged in connection with a murder in Gloucester last week.

Gloucester's biggest retail park is on the market Image

Gloucester's biggest retail park is on the market

The largest retail park in Gloucester is up for sale.

Top Gloucestershire independent and state schools named Image

Top Gloucestershire independent and state schools named

For those for whom exam results are an important gauge of how to judge a school The Sunday Times would have been this weekend’s go-to publication.

Small business awards open for entries Image

Small business awards open for entries

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards are open for entries and you don’t have long to enter!

VIDEO: Gloucester is better than Cheltenham, says Michael Gove Image

VIDEO: Gloucester is better than Cheltenham, says Michael Gove

It is not every day that a senior Government minister can be found behind the fish counter at your local market, but that was where Michael Gove spent some of Friday afternoon.

Cash boost for fashion retailer Image

Cash boost for fashion retailer

Fashion retailer Jack Wills has received a £10m cash injection from an Italian backer, as it deals with the challenges that have hit the high street over the last year.

Vital funds awarded to support victims of domestic abuse Image

Vital funds awarded to support victims of domestic abuse

Stroud District Council in partnership with local charity Stroud Beresford Group has been awarded £94,225 of national government funding to help victims of domestic abuse.

University seeks to support expanding construction sector Image

University seeks to support expanding construction sector

The University of Gloucestershire has welcomed local companies linked to the construction sector to a special showcase of its new £20 million School of Business and Technology at its Oxstalls campus.

Credit insurance to fashion retailer cut Image

Credit insurance to fashion retailer cut

Suppliers to Monsoon Accesorize have had their credit insurance cut, prompting concerns over its future trading.

Renishaw renews sponsorship of Gloucester-Hartpury Women Image

Renishaw renews sponsorship of Gloucester-Hartpury Women

Renishaw has extended its partnership with Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s Rugby Football Club (WRFC).

Arrests made in connection with Gloucester murder Image

Arrests made in connection with Gloucester murder

A man and a woman have been arrested as part of an ongoing murder investigation after a man was discovered with fatal injuries near Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Police release images of armed robbers at Cheltenham jewellers Image

Police release images of armed robbers at Cheltenham jewellers

Detectives investigating an armed robbery in Cheltenham on Tuesday morning are appealing for dashcam footage.

Famous Downton brand is here to stay say new owners Image

Famous Downton brand is here to stay say new owners

The investors who took over Gloucestershire's CM Downton haulage company earlier this year have pledged to keep the famous brand name in the future.

Wine sales run out of fizz Image

Wine sales run out of fizz

Majestic Wine’s profits have fallen, turning to a loss after a previously profitable year.

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