Saturday 26 September 2020

Gloucestershire news

Get the latest Gloucestershire news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

GE Aviation has been commended for parts produced at its factory in Bishop’s Cleeve.

GE Aviation achieves Airbus performance award

GE Aviation has achieved an Airbus Best Performer accolade for supply chain and quality improvement – with its datalink control...

People in the live events industry are being called to join a peaceful demonstration outside Cheltenham Town Hall, as part of the national We Make Events #lightinred campaign.

A #lightinred demonstration is taking place in Cheltenham

Business owners, staff and freelancers in the live events industry are being called to join a peaceful demonstration in Cheltenham,...

Former MasterChef finalist Andrew Kojima has announced that his Cheltenham-based restaurant, Koj, will not reopen its doors.

Koj Cheltenham announces its permanent closure

Sad news for Cheltenham’s independent food scene as Japanese restaurant, Koj, announces it will not be reopening, with the...

The cinema and café have both been refurbished and a strict new socially distanced seating plan is in place.

Gloucester Guildhall Cinema is reopening this October 2020

The cinema at Gloucester Guildhall is welcoming movie lovers back for socially distanced screenings from October 2020.

The Forum would form an impressive part of the £85 million regeneration of Gloucester’s King’s Square.

New digital campus The Forum launches in Gloucester

The Forum, an innovative new digital campus project has been launched, as part of the £85 million King’s Square regeneration.

Gloucestershire College has achieved CyberFirst Schools status through a new initiative launched by GCHQ division, the NCSC.

Gloucestershire College is awarded by GCHQ for excellence in cyber security education

Gloucestershire College is one of the first education providers in the county to be awarded prestigious CyberFirst Schools...

Working in partnership with Gloucester Rugby, Freemans Event Partners safely delivered food and drinks to 1,000 fans at Kingsholm Stadium.

Gloucester Rugby launches in-seat delivery service with Freemans Event Partners

Gloucester Rugby’s first social distanced match at Kingsholm Stadium gave fans the chance to order food and drinks on an app...

Westgate Street in Gloucester is receiving £1.9 million from Historic England, as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones initiative.

Gloucester City Council secures £1.9 million to regenerate Westgate Street

A £1.9 million investment from Historic England is set to make Westgate Street the jewel in the city’s crown.

Plans for regenerating Tewkesbury High Street, including grants for business owners, have now been agreed.

Tewskesbury High Street receives £1.48 million for regeneration work

Historic England is providing £1.48 million of funding to restore and improve Tewkesbury’s historic High Street.

Small businesses in Gloucestershire wanting to participate in the Kickstart Employment Programme can now apply for funding through Business West.

Small businesses in Gloucestershire can now access the government Kickstart Employment Programme

Funding to create jobs for local 16 to 24-year-olds is available to small businesses through Business West, the Chamber of...

The Police Operations Centre in Bamfurlong near Cheltenham is ‘in urgent need of redevelopment’ according to the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Plans for new Police Operations Centre near Cheltenham have been revealed

The new Police Operations Centre in Cheltenham could undergo a £12 million redevelopment to improve the service Gloucestershire...

The Growth Hub will be distributing £464,655 to Gloucestershire businesses through the government’s Covid-19 recovery grants.

Applications for Gloucestershire SME recovery grants open in September 2020

Gloucestershire SMEs can apply for a share of the Covid-19 recovery grants, distributed through The Growth Hub, when applications...

Clockwise Cheltenham’s flexible offices and workspaces are launching in October 2020.

Clockwise launches Cheltenham’s ‘coolest’ office space

A sure contender for Cheltenham’s coolest offices spaces, Clockwise has launched at Festival House – and they’re dog-friendly,...

Renishaw’s virtual workshops in 3D printing and Scratch coding gave children a real-world insight into engineering.

Renishaw provides free STEM workshops to Gloucestershire children

Gloucestershire-based Renishaw hopes to inspire children in Key Stage 2 and 3 to choose a career in engineering.

The new service at Gloucestershire Airport promises to get cargo on the road ‘within minutes’ of its arrival at Weston Aviation’s facility.

Weston Aviation launches new cargo service at Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Airport is now ‘cargo ready’, thanks to a new service launched by Weston Aviation.

Extra government funding will be used to improve Gloucester train station’s building, forecourt, car park and access roads.

Gloucester train station is receiving an extra £1.7 million funding

GFirst LEP has secured an additional £1.7 million of government funding to give Gloucester train station a fresh new look,...

Keane will perform a music concert at Westonbirt Arboretum in June 2021.

Keane announce gig in Gloucestershire

Forest Live music concerts are returning to Westonbirt Arboretum in the summer of 2021, with Keane the first concert going...

This latest development sees SoGlos continue to strengthen its position as Gloucestershire’s leading media brand.

SoGlos launches new Gloucestershire business section

The new home of Gloucestershire business news, SoGlos has launched a brand new business section showcasing stories from the...

Staff at Bamboo Technology are returning to work at its new premises at Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham campus.

Bamboo Technology moves headquarters to Gloucestershire College

Bamboo Technology has moved into new offices at Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham campus – bolstering the town’s ‘growing...

If plans are approved, the expansion of Gloucestershire Airport could create 1,750 new jobs.

Gloucestershire Airport secures new funding for major development

Gloucestershire Airport has secured Growth Capital Funding, which could lead to the development of a new business park, supported...

Children and young people, aged four to 20, can get involved with the Everyman Theatre’s youth theatre groups.

Everyman Theatre launches new year of youth theatre workshops

The Everyman Theatre’s youth theatre will be launching for a new academic year in September 2020, for ages four to 20 – with...

Hazlewoods’ #BusinessForTomorrow campaign, designed to help businesses cope during the Coronavirus crisis, has been shortlisted in The Digital Accountancy Awards.

Hazlewoods has been shortlisted for The Digital Accountancy Awards

Gloucestershire accountancy firm Hazlewoods is hoping to bring home the Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year award, this...

Gillian Keegan, the minister for apprenticeships and skills, officially launched the new Cyber Degree Apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College in September 2020.

Gloucestershire College launches a new Cyber Degree Apprenticeship

Gloucestershire College has launched a new course that will provide university level education and practical work experience...

Cheltenham Christmas market will not be going ahead in 2020 due to Coronavirus concerns.

Cheltenham Christmas market is cancelled for 2020

The Christmas market planned for Cheltenham in 2020 has been cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus epidemic....

Cheltenham Bid and Cheltenham Borough Council are hoping to make Christmas in the town as special as possible thanks to new lights.

Cheltenham set to sparkle this Christmas with new festive lights

New lights will bring plenty of festive cheer to Cheltenham this Christmas, while plans for an expanded market are cancelled.

Gloucestershire’s leading media brand is recruiting.

SoGlos multimedia journalist vacancy

WE’RE RECRUITING: SoGlos has an exciting opportunity for an experienced multimedia journalist to join the team.

Independent restaurants, pubs and cafés across Gloucestershire are extending the Eat Out To Help Out scheme and offering discounts this September 2020.

Gloucestershire independent venues continuing Eat Out To Help Out in September

Find out how you can still make savings when dining out at Gloucestershire’s independent eateries this September 2020.

The Walk is a socially distanced Halloween themed walking trail at Over Farm this October 2020.

The Walk replaces cancelled Frightmare at Over Farm this Halloween

The hugely popular Frightmare at Over Farm is being replaced with a new, socially distanced walking trail this Halloween 2020....

Cotswold Alpacas has launched a brand-new, affordable, series of visitors walks.

Cotswold Alpacas launches new alpaca experiences in Cowley

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – A unique new chance for visitors to walk the gentle alpacas has been launched at Cotswold Alpacas’ 12-acre...

The new KIBOUsushi includes a dedicated bar with striking, moving digital artwork.

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the new KIBOUsushi in Cheltenham

The SoGlos team took the very first look inside the new KIBOUsushi in Cheltenham, before the bigger and better version of the...

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