Gloucester service station opens

A new motorway service station which aims to be a haven for foodies has opened on the M5

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Britain's newest service station opens on M5

Britain's newest service station has opened today. The 40 million pound Gloucester Services on the M5 will mainly use local produce.

The new service station has cost £40 million Credit: ITV News West Country

It will also be reinvesting a proportion of its income into the community and is designed to blend into the environment and will eventually have a grass roof, once it's grown.

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New M5 services near Gloucester prepares for opening

Service station owners John Dunning and his daughter Sarah (back row, 2nd and 3rd from right) with local food producers. Credit: ITV News West Country

Britain's newest motorway service station opens next Wednesday. Gloucester Services on the M5 is working in partnership with a local charity, The Gateway Trust, which will receive some of the profits. It's already employed 150 local people.

Tree trunks from the Forest of Dean hang inside the new service station Credit: ITV News West Country

Today, the £40 million service station previewed some of the 130 local food producers who will be selling their wares. There will be a butcher's shop as well as artisan produced bread and smoked salmo

Colourful - and sweet - local produce available at Gloucester Services Credit: ITV News West Country

Sarah Dunning, CEO of Gloucester Services, said: "Working with the Gloucester Gateway Trust is not just a charitable donation, it's an investment in the local community. I believe stronger communities make for better business"

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