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Scammers claiming to be police in telephone con Image

Scammers claiming to be police in telephone con

Fraudsters claiming to be police officers have been targeting people across the country in a spate of incidents over the past few days.

Thieves target catalytic converters in Newent Image

Thieves target catalytic converters in Newent

Car owners in Newent are being warned to be vigilant following several catalytic converter thefts over the last week.

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Woman accused of falsely advertising holistic cure for incurable diseases

A woman has gone on trial in her absence for placing misleading adverts claiming she could cure Alzheimer’s, Huntington's and other diseases including cancer.

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Cameras to keep a watchful eye on bus lanes

Gloucestershire County Council is installing bus lane cameras in Gloucester and Cheltenham to help keep the lanes clear for buses, taxis and cyclists.

Road in Stroud to close for resurfacing Image

Road in Stroud to close for resurfacing

Springfield Road in Uplands, Stroud, will soon be benefiting from a brand new surface thanks to Gloucestershire County Council's highways team.

Stonehouse man’s sentence for assaulting three emergency workers Image

Stonehouse man’s sentence for assaulting three emergency workers

A Stonehouse man assaulted two paramedics and a police chief inspector, damaging the officer's body-worn video camera in the process.

Primark remains confident despite lockdown hit Image

Primark remains confident despite lockdown hit

Primark's owner insists the fashion chain is still on course for improved annual profits, despite estimating it lost £430million in sales during the latest batch of lockdowns across Europe.

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Man arrested following investigation into Modern Day Slavery offences

A man has been arrested following an investigation into Modern Day Slavery offences.

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South West backed to power nuclear future

The South West is being backed to deliver Government-backed plans for the UK to host the world's first fusion power plant.

Punchline Says: Think local to keep giving this Christmas Image

Punchline Says: Think local to keep giving this Christmas

Most of the events of 2020 have been out of our control, but there is one thing which we can all do to help ensure a merry Christmas for more people - back local traders.

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ProCook makes short move at Gloucester Quays

Staff at ProCook's Gloucester Quays shop did not just return to work this week - they began life in new premises.

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Safran helping to power lift-off for electric aircraft

Safran has signed an agreement to supply smart motors to a leading developer of all-electric aircraft.

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Punchline Friday Business Briefing #7 - Line-up revealed

Want to catch up on the big business issues of the week? There really is only one place to go each Friday - find out who is part of our latest Friday Business Briefing panel.

BPE provides sale advice after two-decade relationship Image

BPE provides sale advice after two-decade relationship

BPE Solicitors has advised on the sale of a Cheltenham healthcare centre which contained five GP practices.

Stroud's Five Valleys welcomes two new businesses and launches home delivery service Image

Stroud's Five Valleys welcomes two new businesses and launches home delivery service

Five Valleys Indoor Market in Stroud has welcomed two new local businesses to its line up - and now offers a home delivery service in partnership with Good Sixty.

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Chipping Campden shop robbed for second time this year

Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Chipping Campden on Sunday, following a similar incident in January.

NFB arms the construction industry with the tools to decarbonise Image

NFB arms the construction industry with the tools to decarbonise

The National Federation of Builders’ (NFB) is arming the construction industry with tools for main contractors to start or accelerate their journey towards achieving net zero carbon with a new decarbonisation handbook.

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Bank customers warned to be vigilant after thefts

Police are warning bank customers to be vigilant of being followed by thieves following a spate of thefts in the county.

Police warn residents of burglaries in the Dursley and Cam area Image

Police warn residents of burglaries in the Dursley and Cam area

Local officers are asking residents of the Cam and Dursley areas to be vigilant against burglary.

Police car rammed in Cheltenham Image

Police car rammed in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for dash cam footage after a vehicle rammed one of the Force’s police cars during a pursuit.

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Cheltenham Music Festival nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award

Cheltenham Music Festival has been nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award for the world premiere of the Thea Musgrave Trumpet Concerto in 2019, the Festival’s 75th anniversary year.

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Approval paves way for first coronavirus vaccines next week

The first coronavirus vaccinations are expected to be given next week after the UK's medicines regulator approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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Warning: Part of A46 to close due to subsidence

The main road leading to Coopers Hill - where Gloucestershire's annual cheese rolling races are held - is to be closed in the New Year.

90 per cent of design survey respondents prefer UK manufacturing to overseas Image

90 per cent of design survey respondents prefer UK manufacturing to overseas

According to a recent survey conducted by Cheltenham-based Duku Product Design, there's a real appetite among SMEs to design and develop their own products through UK manufacturing.

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New bigger store for Joules

As non-essential stores open their doors for the first time in four weeks today (2nd December), one Cirencester store is opening up in brand new premises.

State-of-the-art specialist sports centre opens in Gloucester Image

State-of-the-art specialist sports centre opens in Gloucester

This week Gloucester has welcomed the addition of a new, state-of-the-art sports centre for inclusive exercise and leisure facilities.

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Firm picks up top industry award

Cheltenham-based Optimising IT is celebrating after being named picking up an award at the SDI (Service Desk Institute) Awards.

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Loungers results better than expected

Restaurant and bar operator Loungers has revealed better than expected financial results after adapting well to the effects of the coronavirus.

Belvoir trading ahead of pre-Covid expectations Image

Belvoir trading ahead of pre-Covid expectations

Belvoir Group PLC, the UK's largest property franchise, has seen trading in 2020 ahead of pre-Covid expectations.

Campaign calls on shoppers to keep Christmas local Image

Campaign calls on shoppers to keep Christmas local

Shoppers are being urged to buy from and celebrate local and independent high street businesses in a pre-Christmas campaign led by Britain's biggest business representation group.

Santa takes to the streets for charity run Image

Santa takes to the streets for charity run

If you see Father Christmas running repeatedly around the streets of Gloucester this weekend, it won’t be your eyes playing tricks on you after a month in lockdown.

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Forest MP rebels as tier restrictions introduced

Shops across Gloucestershire were reopening their doors today as the county entered updated tier two coronavirus restrictions despite a rebellion by Conservative MPs against lockdown measures which included Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper.

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Cirencester court back in session to shift backlog

Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl has welcomed the Ministry of Justice announcement that it has agreed to adopt the former magistrates' court in Cirencester as a Nightingale Court.

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Give the best gift of all this Christmas

Minchinhampton-based Longfield Community Hospice have launched a new initiative called ‘The Care Package’, with the aim of spreading kindness and care this Christmas and beyond.

Gloucester Cathedral aiming to bring comfort and joy to all this Christmas Image

Gloucester Cathedral aiming to bring comfort and joy to all this Christmas

Gloucester Cathedral’s 'From Your Cathedral To You' Christmas campaign aims to give people across the city, county and diocese a positive memory after a difficult year. 

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Council safely serving the public in Tier 2

Gloucestershire County Council has announced which services will reopen or stay the same, as Tier 2 restrictions come into force today (2nd December).

Pubs face closure despite

Pubs face closure despite "insult" payment

The Government's announcement of a £1,000 payment to pubs has been dismisses as "an insult" and not even a token gesture by leading trade bodies amid warnings 80 per cent face closure.

Bishop of Gloucester writes her first book Image

Bishop of Gloucester writes her first book

A 10-week sabbatical which included a trip to the Holy Land last summer has inspired England's first woman diocesan bishop, Right Rev Rachel Treweek, to write her first book.

Debenhams website struggles to cope with rush Image

Debenhams website struggles to cope with rush

Debenhams website struggled to cope as shoppers flocked in search of a bargain as the ailing retailer began the job of clearing stock at the start of a liquidation process.

Police warning as phone scammers claim to be from Amazon Image

Police warning as phone scammers claim to be from Amazon

Police are warning people to be alert after a series of fraudulent phone calls in recent days claiming to be from Amazon.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, December 4 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, December 4

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

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