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Plans to turn former prison into flats to be approved again

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Plans to turn Gloucester’s empty prison into 200 flats have to be approved again, seven months after the development was given the go-ahead. The conversion of 200 apartments from the former Victorian jail on Barrack Square...

Councils in Gloucestershire made £8m in parking profits

By Leigh Boobyer and Claire Miller – Local Democracy Reporter Councils across Gloucestershire raked in more than £8million in parking profits last year. The county council and the six district councils made their biggest profits from providing on and off street...

Free parking in Gloucester over Christmas

This Christmas Countdown is fast approaching, which means it's time to get shopping for your loved ones! On the lead up the Christmas, there will be free parking in Eastgate Shopping Centre and Kingswalk Shopping Centre. Free parking will be available on Thursday 6th,...

Local community heroes receive royal merit

British Empire Medals (BEM) awarded to local people in recognition of their contributions to community life. Ray Peart, William (Bill) Morgan, Byron Jones and Lyndon Baglin were presented with their BEM awards by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet...

Vital overnight resurfacing for Steam Mills Road

Highways crews will be in Cinderford resurfacing the A4151 Steam Mills Road as part of our £150 million investment into the county’s roads. The road surface has deteriorated and is being given a new lease of life by Gloucestershire County Council. Crews will be...

Plans to relocate Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Tourists visiting Gloucester may have to get information about the city in a new place under new council plans. Gloucester’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Southgate Street could be re-located because tourists have been...

Council charge business parking

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Businesses across Gloucester and Cheltenham have reacted with dismay after being told a new parking permit scheme will require them to log in every four hours. One business figurehead has claimed if they miss the time slot,...

Pair who rescued man from a smoke-filled property awarded

Two neighbours who saved a man’s life after putting their own safety aside by entering a burning house have been recognised with a Chief Constable’s Award. Robert Jessep and Lloyd Green courageously rescued a man from a smoke-filled property in Gloucester earlier this...

Ruroc scoops Barclays’ International Expansion Award

Ruroc Ltd, continues to receive national recognition for innovation after winning the UK International Expansion category at the Barclays’ annual High-Growth & Entrepreneur Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurs’ success, leadership and positive impact on society....

Police alliance set to be split up next year

A police alliance between three neighbouring authorities is to be split up next year, it has been reported. The marriage of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset police forces was formed in 2012 to deliver more roads, dogs and firearms policing “more...

Shurdington Road resurfacing – A move in the right direction

The A46 Shurdington Road between Leckhampton and Warden Hill will be resurfaced overnight from Thursday 1st November as part of our £150m investment into the county’s roads. Shurdington Road in Cheltenham is a busy A road and requires resurfacing due to it reaching...

Olly Murs to perform at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium

Gloucester Rugby have announced Olly Murs will perform at Kingsholm next summer. Olly will perform at Kingsholm Stadium on Friday 7th June as part of Gloucester Rugby’s 2019 season of summer concerts. Stephen Vaughan CEO of Gloucester Rugby said,  “We are really...

St Oswalds Road, Gloucester benefits from the £150m investment

The A417 St Oswalds Road will be resurfaced overnight from Monday 15 October as part of the county council’s £150m investment into Gloucestershire’s roads. St Oswalds Road is a busy route close to Kingsholm Stadium and will be resurfaced due to it reaching the end of...

The beauty impact on face of high streets in Gloucester

The beauty business is booming in Gloucester. Since 2010 the number of hairdressers, barbers and nail bars has risen from 55 to 85. That’s an increase of 55%. Retail specialists say the trend is likely to continue as consumers seek to treat themselves to an experience...

New Highways provider announced

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed Ringway Infrastructure Services to deliver the new £245m highways maintenance contract for the county. The contract, set to begin on 1 April 2019, is initially for seven years, with an option to extend year-on-year for up...

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