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Britain's newest service station has opened today. The 40 million pound Gloucester Services on the M5 will mainly use local produce.
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.
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.
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
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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A new service station has opened on the M5 near Gloucester, aiming to be a haven for foodies