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Re-Brand Project Success

Digital Multimedia Students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre have designed new logos for the Ed Tech and Libraries for Learning teams.

The Level 3 Creative Media Production and Technology students were invited to pitch their logo ideas for the competition organised by TLA Lead Mark Dickson and Advanced Practitioner Catherine Guerrero and the winners have been announced.

Lucia Hardy received a WACOM One Graphics tablet and runner up Sophie Buglione was presented £30 gift voucher from Amazon.

Wathall’s Memorial Service Goes Online

The Annual Celebration of Remembrance and Hope gives families time to remember loved ones as Christmas approaches.

Family-owned Wathall’s, Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors, have teamed up with Derby Cathedral to ensure that local people can still take time to remember their loved ones with a special pre-recorded service that will be available online.

First held in 2008, Wathall’s annual Celebration of Remembrance and Hope is usually attended by more than 800 people at the Cathedral.

Local Carers Voice Their Lockdown Experiences

Members of Sing Viva – the two Derbyshire carers’ choirs set up by Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ professional orchestra – have released an uplifting song that reflects experiences and feelings during lockdown.

Donations are in the bag for British Heart Foundation

Unwanted items have been exchanged for £500 of life-saving research into heart disease by staff at a Derbyshire company.

Workers from Lubrizol in Hazelwood bagged up unwanted clothes, toys, books and DVDs for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in a bid to boost the charity’s ongoing fundraising efforts.

More than 50 bags were donated to the charity as part of its ‘Bag It, Beat It’ campaign which will be distributed to its UK-wide network of retail outlets.

Keeping Derby on the move through lockdown

Among the key workers praised during the coronavirus pandemic, the bus driver stands alongside the supermarket staff, the delivery driver and many others who we could simply not have managed without. Health workers were rightly applauded as the heroes, saving lives while risking their own. But for so many Derbyshire people, the bus has been and remains a lifeline.

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