Exclusive: John Lewis floor plans revealed

Department store John Lewis announced plans for a new store back in 2015, and it’s finally opening on Thursday 18th October. With a combined investment of over £30m from John Lewis, BlackRock and Cheltenham Borough Council, the High Street store will provide “more convenient access to [John Lewis’] inspiring products and great service”. What will the new floors look like? These exclusive plans for the […]


7th December Live Blog

Welcome to our Live Blog for today. We are focusing on crime and will have regular updates throughout the day of stories – you can also follow us on twitter @Jnews_L6 for more updates. 9.00am – Weather for today is pretty miserable according to our Journalist Sam Phillips!   9.30am –  Travel update from […]


Britain is at the forefront of a “technology revolution” – Phillip Hammond’s budget looks to match European partners

Mathematic’s and Technology are clearly the priorities of Phillip Hammond’s 2017 budget as he begins to make Britain a lead force in the technological age. Hammond’s vision for a science and technology-based future has promised a £600 boost to schools and colleges for every extra sixth-former who takes A-level or core maths; more than £80million will be […]


Robots and Holograms to welcome you to Gloucester’s city centre

Gloucester is taking the next step into the technological world as it welcomes Artificial Intelligence to it’s high street. £400’000 has been awarded by Gloucester First Local Enterprise Partnership (GFirst LEP), the county’s local enterprise partnership, for innovation within the Eastgate shopping centre. The new centre will include holographic employee’s, robotic security guards and drone deliveries. […]


Housing development in Green Belt area faces fierce objection from over 600 local residents

Plans for the construction of 500 new homes in the Shurdington area have faced heavy criticism over concerns with traffic, recreation and development issues. The development comprises of up to 500 homes, 40% of these being affordable housing, a community hub, offices and shopping facilities. Concerns the development would make the current road congestion on the A46 […]


Students feel ‘unsafe’ in Cheltenham

Students have responded with shock to the council’s claims that Cheltenham is a safe town at night. They say that their ‘late night levy’ scheme has had a ‘positive impact on the town’s night time economy’, but students at the University of Gloucestershire disagree. Sarah Small, a third year accounting student, has not had good experiences at night […]


“This is our land” – Residents furious over threat to Cheltenham green belt

Controversial plans to build more than 500 new homes on green belt land between Springbank and Hayden have been heavily criticised. Former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, visited Cheltenham yesterday to protest against the proposal alongside campaigners, local residents and councillors. The proposal was made in an interim report by Government planning inspector Elizabeth Ord, […]