CITY CENTRE NEWS

Nile Rodgers and Chic to play Kingsholm

Gloucester Rugby and Music Plus Sport have announced NILE RODGERS & CHIC as the next headliners in their summer season of concerts, headlining on Sunday 9th June.   Announcing Olly Murs (Friday 7th June) as the first headliner at the end of last year, the show...

Business rates boost for small businesses

Small and independent retailers could pay lower business rates if a discount scheme is given the green light by Gloucester City Council. The move which Councillors are due to consider in February’s cabinet meeting could see businesses with a rateable value of less...

Working to keep Chepstow on the move

Three local councils join forces to improve traffic and transport links across the border between Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. With the removal of the tolls on the Severn Bridge crossing and hundreds of houses planned for each side of the River Wye, concerns...

New Chief Fire Officer starts in Gloucestershire

Wayne Bowcock has taken up his role as Gloucestershire’s new Chief Fire Officer.  As well as leading Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS), Wayne has joined the council’s corporate management team where he will champion the work of the service and support...

Gloucester Cathedral invites you to a Candlemas Carol Service

Gloucester Cathedral is inviting everyone to attend a Candlemas Carol Service today at 6.00pm. “No room at the Inn” – On Christmas Eve 2018, thousands of people flocked to their Cathedral for the 6.00pm Carol Service, with huge queues stretching into Westgate...

Gloucester made ice cream being stockpiled

Unilever has said it is stockpiling Magnum ice cream, in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. The Consumer goods giant, whose products include Marmite, Dove, and Colman’s Mustard, said it was holding a few weeks’ worth of extra stock in case of disruption to...

Gloucester trampoline park closes suddenly

A Gloucester trampoline play space closed suddenly this week, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page.  The XJump Gloucestershire Park posted the closure at 4:25pm on Thursday. “We are deeply saddened to inform our customers that we have been...

Co-location on the cards for the city’s tourist office

Gloucester’s Tourist Information Centre could be set for a change when it goes before cabinet next week. The tourist information centre (TIC) which has won a series of awards could be relocating to two sites:  Gloucester Guildhall and the Museum of Gloucester. If...

Railway station revamp is on track

Plans to revamp Gloucester Railway Station, as part of the transformation of the north of the city centre, are set to get a boost. Funding is due to be discussed at Gloucester City Council’s next cabinet meeting, that could see the redesign of the railway station...

Gloucester City Council really is vanishing, say Lib Dems

Gloucester is one of the cities hardest hit by cuts to local government funding, a report says. Think tank Centre for Cities said Gloucester saw a 23% cut in its day-to-day spending in 2017-18 compared to 2009-10. The city is in eighth spot in the top 10 of hardest...

Call for male blood donors in Gloucestershire

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in Gloucestershire to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019. New figures today reveal more than twice as many women as men in the county became New Year blood donors in 2018....

Plans for new student flats approved

Plans for 115 new student flats in Gloucester City Centre have been approved by councillors. Former nightclub and venue ‘KCs’ along with Gentleman’s club Minx in Quay Street will be demolished to make way for the much needed student accommodation. The former KCs...

Tributes paid to county councillor

Tributes have been paid to a County councillor who has died suddenly at the age of 28. Jack Williams represented the Churchdown ward for the Liberal Democrats. Councillor Williams has been a county councillor since 2016 after wining a by-election following the death...

Major milestone at the Heritage Hub is marked by royalty

HRH The Princess Royal visited the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub on Tuesday to formally open the facility, and to recognise the efforts of volunteers from the Hub’s partners and their impact in the local community. This afternoon, The Princess was welcomed by Edward...

Is it going to snow in Gloucestershire?

There have been many headlines in recent days proclaiming a return of the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘triple polar vortex to trigger heavy snow’. Bookies are reportedly cutting the odds that this month will end as the coldest January on record following a sudden...

Cross party support for local government motion

Gloucestershire County Council has agreed to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, asking him to note the funding issues facing local councils and the importance of the Government’s Fairer Funding Review in addressing them. Cross-party support was given at...

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