Wednesday 25 November 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.

The new SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards celebrates homegrown Gloucestershire businesses with a much-needed modern awards format.

Introducing the all-new SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards

The new SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards will recognise and celebrate innovative start-ups through the to the top 100...

GFirst LEP and The Growth Hub unveiled as headline sponsors of the new SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards

Launched to celebrate homegrown businesses, the new SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards have got off to a flying start,...

Gloucester Rugby is looking for volunteer Games Makers to help with match days at Kingsholm Stadium.

Gloucester Rugby launches new Games Maker programme for match days

Applications are now being taken to become a Gloucester Rugby Games Maker, in preparation for the return of live sports at...

Gloucester-based Glass Eels has been catching elvers from the River Severn for more than 40 years.

Gloucester eel exporter faces closure due to Brexit trade challenges

A Gloucester company which has been catching and distributing elver eels from the River Severn since the 1970s faces closure,...

Choose your path: Gloucestershire’s new skills portal is now live.

New Gloucestershire jobs, skills and business support portal launches

Gloucestershire’s brand-new Skills Portal has been launched to help anyone looking for a new job, hoping to upskill or launch...

Gloucester Rugby enters the new 2020-21 season with the backing of new sponsor Kärcher.

Gloucester Rugby kick off new season with Karcher sponsorship

Gloucester Rugby has attracted the support of new commercial sponsor, Kärcher, at a time when the sport faces the most challenging...

Get ready to sing along, when Jess Glynne plays at Westonbirt Arboretum, this June 2021.

Jess Glynne is playing a Gloucestershire concert this summer

Great news for Gloucestershire’s pop fans, Jess Glynne will be playing a summer concert at Westonbirt Arboretum’s Forest...

See A Life in Lockdown from the Museum of Gloucester as a digital exhibition, this December 2020.

New Museum of Gloucester exhibition is being hosted online

The Museum of Gloucester’s latest exhibition, A Life in Lockdown, is being hosted online to bring culture to the county safely...

During the second lockdown, there are still some things you can do in Gloucestershire safely.

What you can still do in Gloucestershire during England’s second lockdown

While there will be strict restrictions, there are still things you can do in Gloucestershire during England’s national lockdown....

Zwings e-scooters is offering free rides to frontline workers in Cheltenham and Gloucester, this November 2020.

Zwings is offering free e-scooter rental to key workers in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

Cheltenham and Gloucester’s NHS and emergency services staff can get free e-scooter rental from Zwings, during England’s second...

Funding has been agreed for the Minster Innovation Exchange project in central Cheltenham.

Funding is agreed for Minster Innovation Exchange in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Borough Council’s cabinet has agreed to accept funding for the flagship Minster Innovation Exchange project, which...

The girls hope to buy Christmas gifts and festive food for Cheltenham Food Bank with the funds raised.

Kids cycling for Cheltenham Foodbank raise more than £1,500

Two six-year-olds cycling 200km to raise money for food and Christmas presents for Cheltenham Foodbank have raised more than...

The planned upgrades to M5 Junction 10 are designed to improve local transport links in Cheltenham – in support of Gloucestershire’s wider growth plans.

Public consultation opens for proposed M5 Junction 10 improvements

Gloucestershire locals and commuters can have their say on the proposed upgrades to Junction 10 on the M5 in Cheltenham, with...

The Bathhurst Arms is serving its organic lamb donner kebab in a homemade flatbread.

Pub launches ‘poshest kebab in the Cotswolds’

A village pub is serving the ‘poshest kebab in the Cotswolds’ during lockdown, with curried monkfish and Kentucky fried pheasant...

The A417 Missing Link project plans to improve the route between Gloucester, Cheltenham and Swindon – including turning a three-mile stretch into a dual carriageway.

A417 Missing Link public consultation

The public consultation on the A417 Missing Link proposal is now closed, with Highways England considering feedback before...

Find all 10 characters on Cheltenham’s Christmas Spirit Trail to receive a free eBook.

A free Cheltenham Christmas Spirit Trail is launching in December

Shops and venues across Cheltenham are taking part in a free Christmas Spirit Trail, with 10 cute characters for children to...

Gloucestershire College is asking local businesses to help talented young people by offering apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

Gloucestershire College calls on businesses to Back Local Talent

With young people particularly affected by Covid-19’s impact on the UK jobs market, Gloucestershire College is inspiring local...

Michael Bublé is performing a historic concert in the stunning Bath Royal Crescent in July 2021.

Michael Bublé is performing two concerts in the Cotswolds this summer

Global music megastar Michael Bublé is playing two open-air concerts in the Cotswolds in the summer of 2021, at the historic...

From afternoon teas to classic takeaways, Gloucestershire independent pubs and restaurants are offering home delivery and food collection services during the second lockdown.

Independent Gloucestershire restaurants offering takeaway services

Tuck into a tasty takeaway, support local businesses and stay safe at home, with Gloucestershire independent restaurants, cafés...

Get Gloucestershire gin, wine and beer delivered to your door or collected by car during the Coronavirus lockdown, this November 2020.

Gloucestershire businesses offering beer, wine and gin delivery services

Keep your spirits up during this second national lockdown with local wine, beer and gin delivered to your home – or click and...

Ecclesiastical Insurance is asking people to nominate a charity to receive a £1,000 donation, this December 2020.

Ecclesiastical is giving 120 charities £1000 in its Christmas campaign

Gloucester-based insurance company Ecclesiastical is donating £120,000 to 120 different charities as part of its 12 Days of...

Spot some familiar local faces in the new Netflix series featuring Gloucester Cheese Rolling, on the streaming service. © Netflix 2020

Gloucester Cheese Rolling features in new Netflix series this November 2020

Quirky new Netflix series We Are the Champions, solely features Gloucester Cheese Rolling for its first episode. Premiering...

Cheltenham’s Remembrance Sunday service will be streamed via YouTube for locals to take part safely during the second national lockdown this November 2020.

Cheltenham Remembrance Sunday service is being streamed online

With new lockdown restrictions in place, Cheltenham Borough Council is streaming its Remembrance Sunday service on YouTube,...

Housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson homes have also sponsored one of the merlins – a small type of falcon – at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent.

New housing development named after Gloucestershire birds of prey

A new housing development in the Forest of Dean has been named Merlin Gate, after falcons at the nearby International Centre...

Keep supporting Gloucestershire small independent businesses through the Coronavirus lockdown this November and December 2020, and have something to look forward to.

Practical ways to support Gloucestershire’s small businesses during lockdown

There are still so many ways to support Gloucestershire’s small and independent businesses through this second national lockdown.

After the success of ‘Postcards of Kindness’ during lockdown, Lilian Faithfull Care is asking the local community to send Christmas messages to its residents.

Lilian Faithfull Care is inviting people to send Christmas messages to its residents

Schools, community groups and families are being invited to send Christmas messages to Lilian Faithfull Care’s elderly residents...

SoGlos is on the hunt for an exceptional business writer.

SoGlos business journalist vacancy

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

Tom Kerridge sets out to save Stroud pub, The Prince Albert, in his new BBC Two series in November 2020.

Tom Kerridge’s new TV show features Stroud pub

The Prince Albert in Stroud is one of three struggling pubs featured on Tom Kerridge’s new television show, Saving Britain’s...

More than £15,000 has been crowdfunded for the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham, so far.

Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre crowdfunding appeal reaches milestone

A crowdfunding appeal to save the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham from closure has raised more than £15,000 – with donations...

Part of the #EndChildFoodPoverty campaign, Gloucestershire businesses are offering free meals for kids in need during the October 2020 half term.

Gloucestershire businesses offering free children’s meals during the school holidays

In light of the government ‘no vote’ to fund free meals for children during the school holidays, Gloucestershire restaurants,...

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