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Visitors can see swathes of stunning snowdrops at Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh this January and February 2022. © Bradley Rogers

Snowdrop season is coming to Batsford Arboretum

Brave the cold for a winter walk amongst the snowdrops as Batsford Arboretum bursts into bloom – with thousands of the pretty...

As well as investing £3 million to improve facilities at St Edward’s School, Alpha Schools hopes its expertise and influence can further improve its exam successes too.

Cheltenham independent school secures £3m investment

Cheltenham’s St Edward’s School has been acquired by a leading UK independent schools group, which has pledged to invest £3...

Giffords Circus Flying Sauce café is open at Fennells Farm near Stroud, serving breakfast and lunch from a vintage-style circus wagon.

Giffords Circus opens pop-up café in Stroud

Flying Sauce café at Giffords Circus is officially open – with the pop-up at Fennells Farm near Stroud open until the end of...

Sweaty Betty is opening on Cheltenham’s Promenade this January 2022.

Sweaty Betty is opening a new store in Cheltenham

Sweaty Betty will be the latest brand to open on Cheltenham’s Promenade, replacing a shop that been vacant for some time. ...

Stroud is named as the least wasteful town in the south west, and England.

Gloucestershire town is named the least wasteful in the UK

Sustainable living experts have compared more than 100 towns and cities across the UK to find each locality’s ‘wasteful score’...

The stress of soaring energy bills in 2022 has made saving money even more important – and The Mortgage Brain in Gloucester could help some homeowners with that now.

Gloucestershire mortgage brokers say new mortgage deals could help offset energy price hikes

Experts at Gloucester-based The Mortgage Brain suggest homeowners with mortgage deals coming to an end this year could make...

See Great British Bake Off – The Musical in Gloucestershire first, when the world premiere comes to Cheltenham in July 2022.

Great British Bake Off – The Musical world premiere is coming to Cheltenham

A new musical version of TV national treasure, Great British Bake Off, is in production – with the world premiere taking place...

Get the dates in your diary for all of the 2022 fixtures at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Tickets for Cheltenham Racecourse’s 2022 fixtures are now on sale

With race days running from January until April 2022, tickets for Cheltenham Racecourse’s anticipated horseracing fixtures...

There’s still plenty of great acts to see at Westonbirt this summer, including Rag’n’Bone Man.

Jess Glynne Westonbirt Arboretum concert cancelled

Jess Glynne’s Westonbirt Arboretum concert has been cancelled – with some speculation surrounding who might replace her at...

Lorrin White has announced who will replace her as chief executive officer of Bamboo Technology.

CEO of leading Cheltenham technology firm announces her departure

It’s all change at Bamboo Technology, as Lorrin White shares her decision to leave the board and announces her replacement...

Flight Club is opening its first venue in Gloucestershire at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter in March 2022.

Flight Club reveals when it is opening at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter

Social darts venue, Flight Club, reveals when its first Gloucestershire venue will open at The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham...

Gloucestershire firm, Clarkson Evans is set to undergo a management buyout, with its existing directors becoming part owners.

Major Gloucestershire firm is set for a management buyout

A majority stake in one of Gloucestershire’s most successful family businesses, which trains scores of electrical apprentices...

Considering a career in care? Here’s why Lilian Faithfull Care is a fantastic place to work.

Lilian Faithfull Care is encouraging job applications this January

With current staff calling the Gloucestershire charity ‘a great place to work’, Lilian Faithfull Care is encouraging people...

Ocere’s sale to JVWEB is a win-win for both firms, said chief executive Tom Parling.

Award-winning Cheltenham digital marketing agency is sold

A Queen’s Award-winning, Cheltenham-based digital marketing business with 20 staff and a £6 million turnover has announced...

University of Gloucestershire journalism student, Jack Shute, has been nominated for a major industry award for his podcasting work.

University of Gloucestershire journalism student is up for major industry award

Jack Shute, a talented journalism student from the University of Gloucestershire and former SoGlos intern, has been shortlisted...

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester, has been named the new Bishop of Salisbury.

Dean of Gloucester is announced as the next Bishop of Salisbury

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester, has been officially declared the new Bishop of Salisbury – and will leave...

Paul Fussell, corporate finance partner at Hazlewoods, said 2021 had seen the firm help buy and sell more businesses than ever before – with more growth expected in 2022.

Hazlewoods has its best annual results in the company’s 100-year history

The corporate finance team at Gloucestershire accountants Hazlewoods is celebrating after announcing it advised on transactions...

Little ones can learn all about the Forest of Dean’s heroic minibeast population and have fun following the all-new Superworm trail at Beechenhurst this January 2022.

A new family activity trail is launching at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean

Adventurous families can enjoy an action-packed winter’s day out in the Forest of Dean, as Forestry England unveils a brand-new...

Work completed by Network Rail and its contractor Alun Griffiths is a major step in the ongoing project to restore the Stroudwater Canal and link it to the national waterways network.

New railway bridge keeps multi-million pound Stroudwater Canal restoration on track

A major project to replace a Gloucestershire railway bridge within seven days to allow boats on the Stroudwater Canal to pass...

Richard Muller, executive chairman of Prima Dental Group, said if the firm’s partnership with goes well with King’s College London it could be ‘pivotal’ for the dental industry and patient health.

Gloucestershire dental manufacturer wins £472,000 to help fight against the pandemic

Nearly half a million pounds has been given to Gloucestershire’s Prima Dental Group to develop new technology to improve the...

Ashchurch Parish Council argues Tewkesbury Borough Council failed to consult fairly over the decision to build a road bridge over the railway in Ashchurch and Northway.

Court decision unlocking 10,000 homes development near Tewkesbury could face a new challenge

A High Court decision to allow a bridge to be built over the railway near Tewkesbury, helping to unlock the door to a 10,000-home...

Businesses in Tewkesbury dependent on the hospitality or leisure sectors now have another potential financial lifeline in the form of a new grant from the Borough Council.

New support grant for Tewkesbury businesses affected by Omicron

A new grant is available aimed at supporting businesses in the Tewkesbury borough financially impacted by the Covid-19 Omicron...

Cheltenham’s new Minster Exchange (MX) centre is beginning to take shape – with doors expected to open as early as May 2022.

Multi-million-pound business and arts centre taking shape in the centre of Cheltenham

A new multi-million-pound business centre and headquarters for Cheltenham’s famous festivals is fast taking shape in the heart...

Cheltenham’s Sophie Wilding is one of the entrepreneurs featuring on BBC reality show The Apprentice 2022. © Jasmin Bell

Cheltenham cocktail bar owner is appearing on The Apprentice

Among the 16 candidates competing for Alan Sugar’s investment on The Apprentice 2022 is the founder of Cheltenham’s ‘most...

Award-winning Simpsons Fish and Chips is coming to Gloucester, with a new chip shop opening in Quedgeley in February 2022.

Simpsons Fish and Chips is launching a new Gloucester chip shop

Cult Gloucestershire chippy Simpsons Fish and Chips is launching a its third chip shop – this time in Gloucester!

Ellie Lowe Wedding Dresses opened the doors to its new studio and showroom in Stroud, this January 2022.

New bridal boutique opens in Stroud

Bespoke and boutique bridalwear designer, Ellie Lowe, has opened a new studio and showroom in Stroud.

Cheltenham-based global distributor, Off-Piste Wines, has overcome supply-chain obstacles to double in size. Last year the firm sponsored the National Television Awards at London’s O2 arena.

Gloucestershire wine supplier doubles business to nearly £60 million

Profits are up at Gloucestershire-headquartered Off-Piste Wines, with turnover growing more than 50 per cent to nearly £60...

Robert Hitchins’ Innsworth Business Park, off the A40 north of Gloucester, is an example of the kind of site the county needs more of.

A shortage of employment land is ‘holding Gloucestershire back’ property experts claims

Gloucestershire is facing ‘a desperate shortage of good employment land with demand outstripping supply’, according to one...

Gloucestershire-based BladeRoom has revealed a record year of growth.

Record profits and turnover for Gloucestershire specialist construction firm

Profits have doubled and turnover risen by almost 60 per cent to nearly £80 million for Gloucestershire-based data centre specialist...

CDS DS managing director Richard Bradley (left) with Ubi-Tech managing director Richard Lee and Bailie Group chief executive Fergus Bailie (far right).

Cheltenham cyber experts announce takeover of tech training firm

Gloucestershire-based defence consultancy CDS Defence & Security (CDS DS) has unveiled an ‘ambitious growth strategy’ with...

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