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Downton wins £30 million in contracts Image

Downton wins £30 million in contracts

Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton has picked up business contracts worth £30 million a year, after securing a number of contract extensions and new business wins.

Major Cheltenham road closure - with a 16-mile diversion route Image

Major Cheltenham road closure - with a 16-mile diversion route

A half-mile stretch of a major Cheltenham road will be closed for a fortnight - and the diversion takes you to Gloucester and back.

Plans for new super surgery in Cheltenham - 500 yards from one that has recently closed Image

Plans for new super surgery in Cheltenham - 500 yards from one that has recently closed

Plans to build a new multi-million-pound medical centre on Prestbury Road have been submitted to the Borough Council.

Multi-million-pound car and motorcycle dealership sold Image

Multi-million-pound car and motorcycle dealership sold

Last year the business swooped to buy Cheltenham Jaguar and Land Rover – now it is at it again, picking up another well-known brand.

Chairman of Cheltenham’s biggest private employer has new role Image

Chairman of Cheltenham’s biggest private employer has new role

The chairman of one of the county’s biggest private employers is taking on a new role at the boss of a firm involved in deep space and sea exploration.

How to protect your business from a cyber attack will be the subject of FREE seminar Image

How to protect your business from a cyber attack will be the subject of FREE seminar

Free event will be hosted by Cheltenham-based Tech OP Solutions.

Supermarket merger blocked by regulator Image

Supermarket merger blocked by regulator

The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda has been blocked by the competition watchdog, because it could have raised prices for shoppers.

Agritech showcase event a success for Farm491    Image

Agritech showcase event a success for Farm491

Farm491’s AgriTech Season concluded with a successful two-day showcase event: AgriTech and the Future of British Farming.

Is this development the future and one that will save the High Street? Image

Is this development the future and one that will save the High Street?

A glimpse into the future of high street shopping centres is being considered in the North West – but it could also soon be heading to Gloucestershire.

Act of Remembrance for Sri Lanka to be held at Gloucester Cathedral Image

Act of Remembrance for Sri Lanka to be held at Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral will hold a short act of remembrance and observe a time of silence.

Cheltenham MP to introduce 'net zero' carbon emissions bill to Parliament Image

Cheltenham MP to introduce 'net zero' carbon emissions bill to Parliament

Cheltenham’s MP Alex Chalk will table a 10 Minute Rule Bill next week that calls on the UK to cut its carbon emissions.

Take part in incredible corporate challenge that will save lives Image

Take part in incredible corporate challenge that will save lives

A major fundraising appeal is hoping a one-off cycling event, with teams from county businesses battling it out on the track, will help it reach its £2.4 million target.

New 'see-touch-buy' range launched at Gillman's Image

New 'see-touch-buy' range launched at Gillman's

The Gloucester-based, family-run appliance specialists are showcasing the latest products from German manufacturer Siemens.

Fire Service saga: Forget about an 'air war', it's e-mail madness between Martin Surl and Council Image

Fire Service saga: Forget about an 'air war', it's e-mail madness between Martin Surl and Council

Neither side able to take the moral high ground in increasingly-childish battle.

Businessman becomes United Nations' ambassador Image

Businessman becomes United Nations' ambassador

A high-profile Gloucestershire businessman has been awarded an official role with the United Nations.

Unilever part of big brand comeback Image

Unilever part of big brand comeback

Unilever, which has an ice cream factory in Barnwood, is just one of the global megabrands bucking the trends and making a comeback.

Businesses paid more in tax in the last year - according to new figures Image

Businesses paid more in tax in the last year - according to new figures

Findings from the Office of National Statistics show how much businesses contributed to the treasury during 2018/19

Primark profits soar Image

Primark profits soar

Value retailer, Primark, has posted a big jump in its half-year profits.

Twitter shares rise Image

Twitter shares rise

Shares in Twitter have jumped sharply, after the social media platform reported an increase in users and progress in its efforts to reduce malicious posts.

Value of Portivo Lounge and Cosy Club revealed ahead of market flotation Image

Value of Portivo Lounge and Cosy Club revealed ahead of market flotation

The company that owns a number of niche bars and restaurants in Gloucestershire floats on the junior market on Monday.

Contract signed for £5m health centre development Image

Contract signed for £5m health centre development

An agreement has been signed to build a new £5 million health centre and a lead contractor - from Gloucestershire - has been named.

Three Gloucestershire businesses receive Queen's Award for Enterprise Image

Three Gloucestershire businesses receive Queen's Award for Enterprise

The prestigious awards recognise excellence and outstanding achievements in Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity.

New multi-million-pound outlet shopping centre moves step closer Image

New multi-million-pound outlet shopping centre moves step closer

A £60 million outlet shopping centre and retail development creating nearly 1,000 jobs in Gloucestershire quietly took another step forward over the Easter holiday.

Council chief accused of abusing position as row over county fire service escalates Image

Council chief accused of abusing position as row over county fire service escalates

A whistleblower has accused a county council's chief executive of abusing his position and declaring a politically motivated 'air war' against the local police and crime commissioner.

Cineworld lodge plans to expand - and add a Starbucks Image

Cineworld lodge plans to expand - and add a Starbucks

Going to the cinema is about to become an even more immersive experience, if plans to expand Cineworld are anything to go by.

Car dealership to relocate - saving 30 jobs Image

Car dealership to relocate - saving 30 jobs

One of Gloucestershire’s best-known and respected motor dealership groups, left looking for a new home after its landlords announced redevelopment plans, has revealed a happy ending to the saga.

Memorable castle event to go off with a bang Image

Memorable castle event to go off with a bang

A famous Gloucestershire castle will become the historic setting for a sporting event and dinner, raising money for the work of a much-loved county charity.

More details revealed of Stroud shopping centre redevelopment Image

More details revealed of Stroud shopping centre redevelopment

The business behind the multi-million-pound GFirst LEP-backed redevelopment of Stroud’s Merrywalks Shopping has revealed its latest improvement.

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling to feature Gloucester business' inclusive bikes for the disabled Image

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling to feature Gloucester business' inclusive bikes for the disabled

There will be no barrier to getting out on two – or three – wheels at this year’s Cheltenham Festival of Cycling thanks to a partnership involving specialist bike and trike manufacturer.

Sportswear brand sponsors adventurer in solo row across the Pacific Image

Sportswear brand sponsors adventurer in solo row across the Pacific

A Gloucestershire-based adventurer is aiming for a Guinness world record as he embarks on his latest challenge.

Main road through Gloucestershire to close for resurfacing work Image

Main road through Gloucestershire to close for resurfacing work

A section of A46 will be closed for a fortnight after the Easter Weekend.

King's Walk regeneration plans earn award nomination Image

King's Walk regeneration plans earn award nomination

The ambitious plans for the overhaul of the King’s Walk, Gloucester Shopping Centre have seen the centre’s owners and Gloucester City Council nominated for a prestigious award.

Celebrating a century of service from one family to Gloucestershire business  Image

Celebrating a century of service from one family to Gloucestershire business

Three generations of the same family have worked for the firm since 1919.

County council suspends scrutiny of controversial hospital plans due to legal proceedings Image

County council suspends scrutiny of controversial hospital plans due to legal proceedings

Legal proceedings have been launched to challenge plans to move major abdominal surgery away from Cheltenham General Hospital.

Gloucestershire Constabulary dogs and horses get more legal protection Image

Gloucestershire Constabulary dogs and horses get more legal protection

New legislation aimed at protecting police dogs and horses will come into force in June 2019.

Shoplifting grandmother given second chance Image

Shoplifting grandmother given second chance

A 41 year old Gloucester grandmother who stole £3,000 worth of goods in a spate of shoplifting while on a suspended sentence has been given three months to 'prove herself' to a city judge.

Cheltenham charity partnership is just the ticket for Glastonbury Festival organisers  Image

Cheltenham charity partnership is just the ticket for Glastonbury Festival organisers

A Cheltenham-based childhood bereavement charity has announced that Glastonbury Festival organisers have become joint patrons.

Fly away this Easter Image

Fly away this Easter

easyJet expects record number of passengers at Bristol for Easter getaway.

'Strong ice cream sales' help Unilever beat growth expectations in first quarter Image

'Strong ice cream sales' help Unilever beat growth expectations in first quarter

The consumer goods giants with a Barnwood base have announced stronger than expected sales growth for the first quarter of 2019.

Landlords warned of £20,000 cost for failing to have the right licence Image

Landlords warned of £20,000 cost for failing to have the right licence

Gloucester City Council are reminding landlords who let properties that they need to be properly licensed under new regulaions.

Over £500 of Easter prizes to be won with Stagecoach West’s 25th anniversary eggstravaganza! Image

Over £500 of Easter prizes to be won with Stagecoach West’s 25th anniversary eggstravaganza!

Hop on board your local Stagecoach West bus this Easter for a chance to win prizes including free cinema tickets, Stagecoach Explorer tickets, Love2Shop vouchers and restaurant vouchers.

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