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Regent Arcade’s latest grand reveal – the addition of sports giant Decathlon to its Cheltenham town centre destination.

Second major sports retailer to open in Regent Arcade

Another huge global sports retailer – a first for the south west – is due to open in Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade, following...

The solar panels will improve battery and alternator life, fuel efficiency and reduce electricity use from the grid.

Gloucestershire’s emergency services are the first to trial solar panels on fire engines

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is among the first in the UK to install solar panels on its fire engines, to help tackle...

Naylor Powell’s new office is now open on Noel Lee Way in Cam.

Naylor Powell opens a new office in Cam

Gloucestershire estate agent, Naylor Powell, is growing – opening a new sales and lettings office in Cam.

There’s no need to leave your dog at home this Christmas season, with Winter Glow hosting dog-friendly light trail sessions this December 2021.

Winter Glow is hosting dog-friendly light trail sessions

The highly anticipated Christmas event at Three Counties Showground is inviting dog owners to bring their four-legged friends...

ProCook founder and ceo, Daniel O’Neill, with his wife, Sarah O’Neill and brother Mike O’Neill, fellow owners of the Gloucester business.

Gloucestershire kitchenware brand is set to float on the stock market for £300 million

A Gloucestershire businessman who left school aged 15 is about to float his company on the stock market with a valuation of...

Discover the most wearable trends of autumn/winter 2021 at Regent Arcade shopping centre in Cheltenham. © Schuh

New autumn/winter fashion trends arrive at Regent Arcade

Shop this season’s hottest trends under one roof, as Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade highlights its autumn/winter 2021 must-haves...

The Dean Close Schools in Cheltenham have vibrant music departments with dedicated instrumental teachers – including the internationally renowned Carducci Quartet.

Award-winning Cheltenham school reveals its impressive musical offering

Singers and instrumental performers can develop their musical skills at award-winning Cheltenham independent school Dean Close.

Single Window by Gloucestershire poet Daniel Sluman has been shortlisted for this year’s TS Eliot prize.

Gloucestershire poet shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize

A Gloucestershire poet is on the shortlist for the TS Eliot prize, revealed at Cheltenham Literature Festival this October...

Cheltenham’s new all-weather ice rink will join an extended Christmas market as well as the town’s spectacular Christmas lights.

Cheltenham ice rink gets the go ahead

It’s official! Cheltenham will get its very own ice rink this festive season, set to open in Imperial Gardens this November...

SoGlos is taking part in the Kickstart scheme, with one final role available in the Editorial Hub.

SoGlos launches new Kickstart job opportunities

There’s one final opportunity to join the SoGlos Editorial Hub team as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme, with...

Michael Gove, secretary of state for levelling up, has enthusiastically endorsed Gloucestershire College’s investment in a new Advanced Digital Academy and adjacent Hub8 workspace for business.

Multi-million-pound investment in cyber brings Michael Gove to Cheltenham

A £3 million investment in a new digital training centre and workplace at Gloucestershire College has won high praise from...

The Mypower team celebrates picking up a national award for its work at Goodridge Business Park in Gloucester. Left to right: Hazel Harrison, Neil Stott, Maggie Sullivan, Ben Harrison and Rachel Giddings.

Specialist solar firm Mypower wins national award

A Gloucestershire firm which installed solar panels on Gloucester Cathedral has been honoured at the National Energy Efficiency...

Gloucestershire moves a step closer to building the world’s first fusion energy plant

A plan to build a new fusion energy plant in Gloucestershire, potentially creating thousands of jobs, has made its way onto...

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 is already underway, but a just-published annual report shows how it could all have been so very different.

How incredible generosity ‘saved’ Cheltenham Festivals

Just how close Cheltenham Festivals came to financial collapse during the pandemic, and the astonishing generosity that saved...

Thirteen winners have been singled out for praise in Gloucestershire’s first ever Inclusive Employers Awards, staged by GEM.

Winners of Gloucestershire’s first Inclusive Employer Awards revealed

The 13 winners of the first Gloucestershire Inclusive Employers Awards, staged by the GEM Project, have been announced.

Coronavirus proved fatal for Gloucestershire firm of 40 years, Shackleton, Wintle and Lane Limited, which has entered administration.

Plumbing and heating firm Shackleton, Wintle and Lane enters administration

A total of 69 people have lost their jobs after Gloucestershire-based plumbing, heating and electrical specialist Shackleton,...

Gloucestershire’s Growth Hub is inviting more business leaders to take part in another round of its free Peer Networks programme.

There’s still time for business leaders to join the Peer Networks programme

A programme for Gloucestershire business leaders aimed at helping them grow their companies has opened its doors to more cohorts,...

Holland Cooper’s Cheltenham boutique officially launches on Thursday 14 October 2021.

First look inside: Holland Cooper's new Cheltenham boutique

Gloucestershire-based fashion brand Holland Cooper has launched a brand new boutique in Cheltenham.

Winter Sauce is taking up residence at The Old Gore Barn in Cirencester, this winter 2021.

Giffords Circus is launching a restaurant in the Cotswolds this winter

The famous travelling restaurant, Circus Sauce, is launching a brand-new winter restaurant in Gloucestershire this November...

Taking place at the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies’ College on Thursday 21 October 2021, SGGLA 2021 will also be streamed via Facebook Live.

SGGLA 2021 awards night is fast approaching

There’s not long to wait until the 2021 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, where the best of the best local lifestyle...

The Growth Hub has officially opened its latest branch, in the Forest of Dean.

The Forest of Dean Growth Hub opens its doors

Businesses in the Forest of Dean now have a new point of focus, with The Growth Hub opening its latest branch in Mitcheldean.

With five different rooms to choose from, Cheltenham’s Home & Botanic is the place to get into the festive spirit this Christmas 2021.

Cheltenham's newest nightspot is now taking Christmas party bookings

Host an epic Christmas party at Home & Botanic in Cheltenham, one of the town’s newest venues, with a piano bar, high...

Cookware retailer ProCook has enjoyed its second year in a row of near 40 per cent growth, with no signs of its ambitions letting up.

Turnover passes £53 million for Gloucester retail business

Winner of this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire business Award for growth, ProCook, has lived up to its title – with annual turnover...

Gloucestershire’s reputation as a place to develop and grow agritech businesses will be boosted by the arrival of Jones Food Company in the county, said Hartpury’s Ben Thompson.

World’s largest vertical farm underlines Gloucestershire’s position as a hotbed of agri-tech

Gloucestershire’s profile as a UK hotspot for agritech has been further boosted by news of a multi-million pound investment...

The future of fashion is digital according to a Stroud fashion house’s 3D designs.

Stroud fashion house becomes ‘world's first all-digital fashion brand’

Stroud fashion brand, Republiqe, is launching a fully digital 3D collection just in time for London Fashion Week 2021 – it’s...

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine or chow down on bratwurst at Birmingham’s annual Frankfurt Christmas Market in 2021.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market 2021 dates confirmed

A destination day out for many in Gloucestershire, get your gluhwein at Birmingham’s famous Frankfurt Christmas Market in its...

Garry King, chief executive officer of Two Rivers Housing, said the housing association had managed to deliver a ‘strong set of results’ for its financial year ending 31 March 2021.

Turnover and ‘profits’ up at Two Rivers Housing

Turnover has increased to £28 million and ‘profits’ are also up at Gloucestershire-based Two Rivers Housing Group.

Snap up a stunning Cotswolds holiday, and relive the 90s with a dance party with Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins, all for £1 a night!

Stay at a Cotswold Manor for £1 a night – with a Steps star DJing!

Book a ‘once-in-a-lifetime family retreat’ for up to 15 in a Cotswolds manor for just £1 a night – with a Steps...

Popular family venue Over Farm is set to get some exciting new attractions.

Gloucester’s Over Farm set to launch new Countryside Adventure attraction

The home of PYO, Spookyard and Frightmare, Over Farm in Gloucester is set to open a new Countryside Adventure attraction –...

Pittville Pump Room has got its own orangery bar, following the opening of the Garden Bar at Cheltenham Town Hall.

A new orangery bar is opening at Pittville Pump Room

A brand-new café bar housed inside an orangery has now opened at Pittville Pump Room – one of Cheltenham’s most iconic venues....

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