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Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for May 2021 Image

Gloucestershire mobile speed camera locations for May 2021

This month's speed camera priority locations have been announced.

Junction work to start in Cheltenham town centre Image

Junction work to start in Cheltenham town centre

Gloucestershire County Council will be starting improvement work on a junction on A46 Clarence Street in Cheltenham today (May 10).

New supply chain director for Suntory  Image

New supply chain director for Suntory

Andy Hadley has joined Coleford-based Suntory Beverage and Food Great Britain & Ireland (SBF GB&I) to lead its supply chain operations across Great Britain and Ireland.

Abnormal loads being escorted through Gloucestershire this week Image

Abnormal loads being escorted through Gloucestershire this week

Gloucestershire Constabulary has revealed it will be escorting a number of abnormal loads from the M5 to the Forest of Dean this week.

Work starts on 88 low-energy sustainable homes Image

Work starts on 88 low-energy sustainable homes

Work has begun on a new community of 88 sustainable homes near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.

Debenhams to make big online comeback Image

Debenhams to make big online comeback

Its stores might all be set to close in the next few days, but Debenhams is heading for a big online relaunch in the autumn.

Lloyds seeks to acquire savings company for £400m Image

Lloyds seeks to acquire savings company for £400m

Lloyds Banking Group is looking to acquire a savings company for £400million in its biggest deal since the bank was privatised, it has been reported.

Easter sales soar at Hotel Chocolat Image

Easter sales soar at Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat saw sales higher than 2019 levels over Mother’s Day and Easter, despite its stores being closed.

Greggs in line to return to pre-pandemic sales Image

Greggs in line to return to pre-pandemic sales

Bakery chain Greggs is on course to return to normal profits this year.

Council election round-up Image

Council election round-up

The results are in for the county and district council elections on Thursday 6th May.

CityFibre starts work on Cheltenham's £30m broadband upgrade Image

CityFibre starts work on Cheltenham's £30m broadband upgrade

Work to bring full fibre connectivity within reach of almost every home and business in Cheltenham is officially underway.

Plans submitted to transform Stroud industrial estate Image

Plans submitted to transform Stroud industrial estate

Gloucester-based developer Newland Homes has submitted plans for the transformation of Daniels Industrial Estate in Stroud.

Bruton Knowles appoints new senior surveyor Image

Bruton Knowles appoints new senior surveyor

Gloucester-based property consultancy Bruton Knowles has appointed a new senior surveyor.

Cheltenham's John Lewis to stop selling single-use plastic bags as charge increases Image

Cheltenham's John Lewis to stop selling single-use plastic bags as charge increases

The John Lewis store in Cheltenham is set to be trailing the removal of single-use bags, as the price for carriers is set to rise in England from May 21.

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Don't miss out on Punchline Top 100 magazine list

The annual look at Gloucestershire's Top 100 employers will be available soon with news and views from across the full range of the county's businesses - and this is your chance to take part.

Police recruit for new detention officers  Image

Police recruit for new detention officers

Gloucestershire Constabulary is looking for new recruits to become detention officers at its custody block, Compass House.

Celebrating 100 Days Together in Gloucester  Image

Celebrating 100 Days Together in Gloucester

Organisations across Gloucester will be spending the summer celebrating the positive work being done in the city.

Barnwood Construction begins further 265,000 sq ft scheme at Silverstone Park Image

Barnwood Construction begins further 265,000 sq ft scheme at Silverstone Park

Work has started on site to construct a further 265,000 sq ft of speculative industrial buildings at Silverstone Park, next to the world-famous Grand Prix circuit near Northampton.

New Look acquisition next stage in revival of Gloucester’s iconic Argos building Image

New Look acquisition next stage in revival of Gloucester’s iconic Argos building

Revival of the former Argos store into a vibrant mixed-use development has been boosted by the purchase of the adjacent 'New Look' building.

Back by popular demand: Gloucestershire Peer Networks Image

Back by popular demand: Gloucestershire Peer Networks

Following a successful year-long trial, the Peer Networks programme is returning to Gloucestershire for 2021.

Ten arsons in the Cotswolds in a month Image

Ten arsons in the Cotswolds in a month

Over the past month there have been a series of more than 10 arsons across the Cotswolds.

Superdry

Superdry "on track" despite drop in revenue

Chief executive Julian Dunkerton said Superdry is seeing "light at the end of the tunnel" after the fashion brand reported a 21 per cent drop in annual revenue.

Next lockdown sales smash expectations Image

Next lockdown sales smash expectations

Next has raised its annual profit forecast, after sales during its first quarter beat expectations by £75m as lockdown eased.

Warning after persuasive cold caller targets Stow residents Image

Warning after persuasive cold caller targets Stow residents

Officers in the Cotswolds are asking the residents of Stow to please be alert.

Gloucestershire has its say on election day Image

Gloucestershire has its say on election day

Gloucestershire is heading to the polls today with a range of elections across the county - some of them 12 months late due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Forest Green Rovers call for an end to football gambling link Image

Forest Green Rovers call for an end to football gambling link

Forest Green Rovers are backing a national campaign to end all gambling advertising and sponsorship in football.

Punchline Talks - Starting line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks - Starting line-up revealed

Phil Vickery is used to being named in a line-up on the day the British & Irish Lions announce their squad for a tour - and this time it is not the famous red shirt but the starting line-up for this week's Punchline Talks.

Tributes paid to Malvern Tyres owner Rob Freeman Image

Tributes paid to Malvern Tyres owner Rob Freeman

Tributes have been paid to a "kind-hearted, generous man" after the death of Rob Freeman, owner of Malvern Tyres, who has died aged 53 following a short illness.

Record quarter for South West mergers and acquisitions Image

Record quarter for South West mergers and acquisitions

The South West M&A market recorded 181 deals in the first quarter of 2021, the highest number ever recorded by Experian's Market IQ.

Woman sentenced after body found in suitcases in Coleford last year Image

Woman sentenced after body found in suitcases in Coleford last year

A woman who was found with a dismembered body in two suitcases in the Forest of Dean last year has been sentenced.

Securitas appoints new sales director Image

Securitas appoints new sales director

Tom Clarke will head up sales and marketing for the specialist electronic security division of Securitas UK in Gloucester.

Former Brockworth Aerodrome redevelopment gets underway Image

Former Brockworth Aerodrome redevelopment gets underway

Works to prepare a long-term vacant site, once home to the Brockworth Aerodrome and Gloucestershire Aircraft Company, for new homes is underway.

Manufacturing finds reasons to be cheerful Image

Manufacturing finds reasons to be cheerful

Optimism among SME manufacturing firms has grown at the fastest pace in seven years with output forecast to improve markedly in the coming quarter.

Morrisons brings back refillable container scheme Image

Morrisons brings back refillable container scheme

Morrisons has brought back its refillable container initiative at fresh meat and fish counters, to cut single use plastic packaging used in stores.

CCTV issued in connection with armed robbery in Stroud Image

CCTV issued in connection with armed robbery in Stroud

Officers would like to speak to the youths pictured.

Cotswold holiday firm expands with twelfth cottage Image

Cotswold holiday firm expands with twelfth cottage

Startup holiday company Cotswold Cottage Gems has revealed the addition of its twelfth property.

South West companies record 65 per cent decrease in profit warnings Image

South West companies record 65 per cent decrease in profit warnings

Quoted companies in the South West issued seven profit warnings in the first three months of 2021, just a third of the record levels in Q1 2020, according to EY-Parthenon's latest Profit Warnings report.

Nine arrests and police appeal for witnesses following incident in Cheltenham Image

Nine arrests and police appeal for witnesses following incident in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for information in connection with a suspected stabbing incident in Cheltenham on Sunday.

WHSmith considers snapping up Dixons Carphone travel stores Image

WHSmith considers snapping up Dixons Carphone travel stores

WHSmith is thinking about taking over Dixons Carphone’s airport stores, as part of the recovery of its own travel arm.

Pandora switching to lab-made diamonds Image

Pandora switching to lab-made diamonds

The world's biggest jeweller, Pandora, is switching exclusively to laboratory-made diamonds.

Uber and Arrival in deal to produce electric cars Image

Uber and Arrival in deal to produce electric cars

Uber and UK-based electric van and bus maker Arrival have announced plans to create a fleet of electric cars for the ride-hailing service.

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