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Faithfull House residents are some of the first people in the country to receive both doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination.

Lilian Faithfull Care residents are some of the first to receive second Covid vaccination

Residents at Faithfull House in Cheltenham are among the first people in the UK to receive a second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19...

The Play That Goes Wrong will be one of the first full capacity shows on the Everyman Theatre’s stage this summer.

The Everyman Theatre is reopening this summer with three big shows

After more than a year of closure, the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham has unveiled that it will be reopening to full capacity...

Litu Mohiuddin, co-owner of the Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar, is launching a Crowdfunding campaign to help the stylish venue re-open post lockdown.

Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar to launch a pay it forward Crowdfunder

A pay it forward-style Crowdfunder campaign, aiming to raise £10,000, is about to launch to help Cheltenham’s Memsahib Gin...

Organised by Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Willans LLP, the virtual My Pet’s Got Talent competition is launching in March 2021.

A virtual pet competition is launching in Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Willans LLP solicitors have teamed up to find the county’s most talented pets – with the launch...

Part of the 15 acres of land behind Tesco adjacent to St Oswalds Retail Park which could soon be the site of 300 new homes.

A £30 million development of 300 new homes could be built in Gloucester

A decision is imminent which could see £30 million invested in a brownfield site near Gloucester city centre, creating a ‘new...

New café WAFFLE will be serving up waffles, milkshakes, fresh juice and coffee on London Road in Cheltenham.

A new waffle café is opening in Cheltenham

Waffles, milkshakes and more are coming to Cheltenham, when WAFFLE opens its doors.

The Luna Cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace in nearby Oxfordshire, for a series of drive-in cinema screenings this May 2021.

Outdoor cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace

See classic movies like Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park with a stunning backdrop as The Luna Drive-in Cinema...

Following the government’s announcement of its roadmap out of lockdown, Cirencester outdoor swimming pool will reopen this May 2021.

Cirencester open air swimming pool reveals its reopening date

The open air swimming pool at Cirencester Park is due to reopen in May 2021, as lockdown restrictions in Gloucestershire start...

The Big Feastival 2021 will take place over the August bank holiday weekend and will feature the likes of Rag‘n’Bone Man, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sigala, Ella Eyre, All Saints and more.

The Big Feastival announces line up

Alex James’ The Big Feastival is back this August 2021 and the headliners have been confirmed – including Rag ‘n’ Bone Man,...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak shows off the famous red Budget case outside number 11 Downing Street. Picture credit: Cubankite/Shutterstock.com

Gloucestershire businesses share their Budget 2021 reaction

Possibly more than ever before it is what business thinks of the Budget which matters most, and when SoGlos asked Gloucestershire...

Willans: Legal perspectives on the Budget 2021

Legal experts from Willans LLP react to the Spring Budget 2021 and how it will affect businesses and individuals in Gloucestershire...

Matthew Burgess, principal and chief executive officer of Gloucestershire College, and Andy Bates, its vice principal and chief financial officer.

New grants of £10,000 to £40,000 for Gloucestershire businesses

A pot of £1 million is now available to help small and medium-sized county businesses grow in an innovative scheme dubbed Scale...

Mark Blackford, the head of Perry Bishop’s new commercial property arm.

‘This is not the death of the high street, far from it,’ says Perry Bishop's new head of commercial property

‘This is an unprecedented time for entrepreneurs and the brave dreamers’ who want to start businesses, according to Gloucestershire...

Jo Draper, Stewart Barnes and Rachael Ramos, of QuoLux.

Six figure investment launches Quolux onto the world stage

QuoLux, the already ground-breaking leadership development business from Gloucestershire, has revealed a move that places the...

Good Energy’s founder and chief executive officer, Juliet Davenport, who announced in February her plans to step down.

Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: February 2021

From Juliet Davenport to Stephen Marston, notable business people have changed roles or taken on new senior positions in the...

Meteorites are predicted to have landed near Cheltenham, after a record-breaking fireball was spotted in the skies over south England.

Fireball over Gloucestershire may have dropped meteorites near Cheltenham

It’s predicted that a fireball, which was spotted hurtling over Gloucestershire and the south of England on Sunday 28 February...

The appeal is asking people to dedicate a dandelion to help give Gloucester Royal Hospital a tranquil green space for staff to relax.

Dandelion appeal set to fund a new garden at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity has launched its Commemorative Dandelion Appeal to fund the creation of a new...

John Deer and Sir David McMurtry, founder of Renishaw, are looking to sell their 53 per cent stake in the Gloucestershire engineering business.

An end of an era as Gloucestershire engineering legend Renishaw goes up for sale

Buyers are being sought for Gloucestershire engineering firm Renishaw, which employs 2,200 staff in the county.

Nominate your #GlosHeroes for a chance to have them featured on SoGlos.

SoGlos is on the hunt for #GlosHeroes

SoGlos has teamed up with St. James’s Place Wealth Management and Gloucestershire County Council to celebrate the people in...

Businesses on Cheltenham’s High Street could be among those to benefit from grant money still available through the town’s borough council.

Grant help for Cheltenham businesses is extended – but the clock is ticking

Good news for businesses in Cheltenham as the borough council announces more grant money to help them through the pandemic,...

The Suffolk Arms’ pub in a box includes classic foodie favourites including pies, mash and mushy peas. And beer, of course.

Cheltenham independent launches ‘pub in a box’

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – Until the pubs can reopen, The Suffolk Arms in Cheltenham is delivering a taste of the British boozer...

Michele Rodriguez-Wise, co-owner of Cheltenham-based L’una Design, is competing in season 17 of Masterchef on the BBC.

Cheltenham business owner competing in new series of Masterchef

Series 17 of Masterchef starts on BBC One this March 2021 and a Cheltenham businesswoman is one of the competitors.

Gloucester Brewery is looking for official beer tasters to try its canned beers for free. © Fluxx Films

Gloucester Brewery is looking for official beer tasters

Gloucestershire beer lovers can apply to become an official beer taster for Gloucester Brewery, sampling its new range of canned...

14-year-old Oscar Mallet from Cheltenham is doing a live-streamed reading from Space Oddity, by Christopher Edge, for World Book Day 2021.

Cheltenham teen famous for bedtime reading will be doing a World Book Day live stream

Oscar Mallet, the teenager famous for reading bedtime stories to children via Zoom during lockdown, is reading a special story...

Lilian Faithfull Care homes and day care hubs are reopening this March 2021, after the prime minister’s roadmap out of lockdown was revealed.

Lilian Faithfull Care homes are reopening to visitors in March

People will soon be able to see and hold hands with their elderly loved ones, as Lilian Faithfull Care homes across Gloucestershire...

The Fleece, which is currently being renovated by Dowdeswell Estates, looks set to have an outdoor bar.

Details of the planned new outdoor entertainment venue at The Fleece in Gloucester have been revealed

Plans for a new outdoor venue at Gloucester’s historic The Fleece have been unveiled and it includes a stage, bar and pods.

Cirencester is one of ten Cotswold towns and villages benefiting from the new virtual High Street Guide.

The UK’s first virtual High Street Guide is launching in the Cotswolds

Shoppers can now discover and connect with local businesses in ten Cotswold towns and villages through their digital devices,...

Benefact House – the new headquarters of Ecclesiastical in Gloucestershire.

EXCLUSIVE: The first look inside Ecclesiastical’s new multi-million pound headquarters

After an 18-month construction project, Ecclesiastical Insurance’s new UK headquarters has been officially completed – and...

Gloucestershire Airport-based Skyborne Airline Academy flies the flag announcing its latest acquisition.

Skyborne continues to aim high with takeover of US rival Vero Beach

The takeover by Gloucestershire Airport-based Skyborne of US-based rival pilot training business Vero Beach comes onto the...

Support local artists and discover the perfect Mother’s Day gift from The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is encouraging people to support local artists this Mother’s Day

Handmade by local artists, designers and craftspeople, The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen has a range of wonderfully unique...

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