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GFirst LEP has announced it has appointed Ruth Dooley as its new chair.

GFirst LEP appoints its new chair

Ruth Dooley has been revealed as GFirst LEP’s new chair – with the appointment marking the first ever change in leadership...

Code Ninjas is asking for help to allow children across the county to gain confidence, logic, resourcefulness, and learn problem-solving skills with its coding scholarship scheme.

Code Ninjas asks Gloucestershire tech companies to help fund scholarships

Training the problem solvers of tomorrow, children’s coding company Code Ninjas is asking Gloucestershire tech businesses to...

With Diane Savory OBE stepping down from her role, huge leadership changes are afoot at GFirst, with numerous other big business appointments in Gloucestershire in July 2021 too.

Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: July 2021

From the top job at GFirst LEP and a well-known managing director being appointed to The Pied Piper Appeal board to three new...

Families are invited to take part in Gloucester Cathedral’s Summer Challenge during the school holidays.

A family summer challenge is launching at Gloucester Cathedral

Children can enjoy a summer of fun at Gloucester Cathedral, taking on a series of family-friendly challenges as they explore...

A second instalment of Jeremy Clarkson’s Farm shot in the Cotswolds will be coming to Amazon Prime Video.

Season two of Jeremy Clarkson’s Farm has been confirmed

A new season of Jeremy Clarkson’s Farm will be filmed at his Cotswolds’ Diddly Squat Farm home, it has been confirmed by Amazon...

Ex-gymnastics champion Jimmy Taylor Cardoso has launched the new Cheltenham and Gloucester Gymnastics Club, near Eastern Avenue.

Former gymnastics champion opens new club in Gloucester

A new gymnastics club, with space for more than a thousand young people in Gloucestershire, has opened this summer.

The first ever SGGBA finalists has been revealed for 2021, following the extensive shortlisting, scoring and judges panel meeting phases.

Finalists revealed for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021

With entries received, the shortlist drawn up and judging completed, we can at last reveal the contenders in the running for...

SoGlos got a first look inside the Sportesse-designed super-gym at Gloucester Rugby’s new city centre training facilities.

First look inside: Gloucester Rugby’s new super gym

Gloucester Rugby has not hung around in getting its new Kingsholm training centre fit for purpose – and SoGlos got to take...

Families can see the brand-new play from the Everyman Theatre for free at venues across Gloucestershire this July 2021.

A free children’s play is touring Gloucestershire libraries and venues this summer

The Everyman Theatre’s latest children’s production will be visiting libraries and outdoor venues across Gloucestershire this...

Hartpury College and Hartpury University’s new catering hub will be an entirely Gloucestershire affair – with Vitruvius Management Services, Barnwood Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects all making it happen.

Contractor named to build Hartpury’s £5 million ‘state-of-the-art catering hub’

Vitruvius Management Services names Gloucester building firm to take on the latest new development at Hartpury University and...

Join in on a 5km run in Gloucestershire as Parkrun returns after 16 months, this July 2021.

Parkrun is returning to Gloucestershire

Making a return for the first time in 16 months, runners will be able to take part in Parkrun’s weekly 5k events across Gloucestershire...

Bristol-based Bosco Pizzeria is joining Cheltenham’s restaurant scene, bringing a taste of Italy to the Quadrangle in December 2021.

First new restaurant at Cheltenham’s Quadrangle is revealed

Big news for Cheltenham foodies as the Quadrangle announces which restaurant is the first to take up tenancy in the refurbished...

Gloucester Culture Trust and the city council say they will put their efforts and resources into the city’s cultural recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucester withdraws from the race to become UK City of Culture

Gloucester will no longer be bidding for the title of UK City of Culture 2025, choosing instead to focus its efforts on recovering...

‘The perfect antidote to post-lockdown blues’, A Play That Goes Wrong welcomed the Everyman Theatre’s first full audience.

Everyman Theatre reopens to full capacity audiences

Reopening to full capacity with The Play That Goes Wrong was thankfully not prophetic, as Cheltenham audiences relaxed into...

The forthcoming 195,000 square foot Cotswolds Designer Outlet at Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, off Junction 9 of the M5, is being built by Boddington-based Robert Hitchins.

Gloucestershire’s new designer outlet moves a step closer

The business behind a major retail development near Tewkesbury, expected to generate millions of pounds annually, says its...

Ian Sawyer, commercial director at Cheltenham-based Assured Futures, collected the award from Legal & General for outstanding customer care.

Award win reveals Cheltenham insurance firm creating jobs

Cheltenham insurance firm Assured Futures has beaten all-comers from its sector across the UK to win an award for outstanding...

Cheltenham Economic Recovery Task Force hopes to turn more businesses on to the potential of apprenticeships as the town looks for a sustainable economic recovery.

Apprenticeships could be key to Cheltenham’s economic recovery

Helping businesses understand the benefits of apprenticeships could make them a key element in Cheltenham’s recovery from the...

Channel 4’s new documentary, which exposes a sex trafficking network in Cheltenham, is also available to watch online. © Channel 4

New Channel 4 documentary investigates sex trafficking network in Cheltenham

The first episode of the new three-part documentary series aired last night, following police work to dismantle a human trafficking...

Swift progress has already been made on CityFibre’s Gloucester-wide rollout this year, with the Gloucester City Homes partnership ensuring social housing tenants will benefit too.

CityFibre is bringing faster, more reliable internet to Gloucester City Homes tenants

CityFibre and Gloucester City Homes have partnered up to bring Gloucester social housing tenants reliable and speedy internet...

GAP has announced the official closing dates of its stores across the UK and Ireland, including its outlet at Gloucester Quays.

GAP reveals when its Gloucester Quays outlet will close

US fashion brand GAP is closing all of its stores across the UK and Ireland by Saturday 25 September 2021 – and has now revealed...

Residents and visitors can look forward to a packed schedule of films, music, and summer sport at Imperial Gardens in Cheltenham, this July and August 2021.

Free big screen entertainment is coming to Cheltenham

Enjoy free open-air entertainment on the new big screen at Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens this summer.

Visitors to Beechenhurst can see nine brand-new sculptures along the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, launching in July 2021.

Brand-new installations at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail are revealed

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust has unveiled nine new sculptures along its famous trail,...

The SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards judges came together to decide the 2021 SGGBA finalists and winners. Photos by Mikal Ludlow.

Judges decide finalists for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021

The judges have met, the decisions have been made and the list of all finalists have been drawn up for the first SoGlos Gloucestershire...

Hunt for clues, take a self-guided audio tour and try on outfits at Pittville Pump Rooms’ new heritage trail.

New heritage trail launching at Pittville Pump Rooms

Soak up Pittville Pump Rooms’ history in a new way on the heritage trail, launching in September 2021.

Horseracing is returning to Cheltenham in October 2021, with tickets on sale now.

Tickets for new Cheltenham Racecourse season on sale now

The new 2021-22 season of racedays at Cheltenham Racecourse, including The Festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022, are on sale...

New Cheltenham nightclub Home & Botanic is taking over the former home of Thirteen Degrees and will feature five different rooms for revellers to enjoy.

First look inside: Cheltenham's newest nightclub Home & Botanic

Following its £1.5 million transformation, SoGlos took a tour of Cheltenham’s impressive new nightclub Home & Botanic.

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows will be flying over Gloucestershire in July 2021.

Here’s when you can see the Red Arrows over Gloucestershire

The Red Arrows are due to fly over Gloucestershire this July 2021.

A new cocktail lounge is coming to Stow-on-the-Wolds Old Stock Inn this 2021, replacing the current coffee shop.

A new cocktail bar is opening in Stow-on-the-Wold

Enjoy a delightful drink in Stow-on-the-Wold’s newest cocktail bar, taking over the Old Stocks Inn’s coffee shop in 2021.

Featuring BAFTA Award winning actress Daisy May Cooper, along with Noel Fielding and Greg Davies, Never Mind the Buzzcocks is making a return to our screens this autumn 2021.

Daisy May Cooper to become new team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Iconic pop culture panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks is returning exclusively to Sky and NOW TV this autumn 2021.

Kids can enjoy a summer of reading and free activities at their local Gloucestershire library.

Summer Reading Challenge launches in Gloucestershire

Libraries across Gloucestershire are once again taking part in the page-turning Summer Reading Challenge – with this year’s...

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