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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.

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.

Virtual Santa Aims To Spread Festive Cheer

The Rotary Club of Derby has adapted its annual Santa Sleigh to spread joy and excitement to even more children this year and raise much needed funds for two charities who support some of the most vulnerable local young people. In normal times, the Club Santa Sleigh would visit families in Derby suburbs in return for donations. Due to the pandemic, such close contact may not be possible even in December, but organisers are determined not to disappoint children who traditionally enjoy seeing and meeting Santa in the approach to Christmas.

Help shine a light on Covid community heroes

First Art is today launching Shine a Light to find local heroes that have gone above and beyond to help others during the Covid-19 pandemic in communities in Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and North East Derbyshire.

In the build-up to Christmas, First Art wants to provide a shining surprise to these heroes -  whether they are individuals, local groups, organisations or businesses - to thank them for all their efforts.

Buxton Fringe announces new appointments

Buxton Fringe announced two new appointments at its recent Annual General Meeting, held via Zoom this year.

Viv Marriott was voted in as Vice-Chair while Sandra Jowett became Treasurer. Stephen Walker was re-elected as Chair with Gaye Chorlton staying as Secretary. Former Vice-Chair, Maria Carnegie, a long-standing Fringe committee member, remains a trustee of the charity.

Festive Derby will be worth the wait

Christmas is still coming to Derby, just a little later than planned due to the new Government restrictions. Plans for Festive Derby will be going ahead in December, with attractions that were due to happen this month being put on hold until the current lockdown lifts.

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