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Project D offers a community service and brings staff back to work

A Derby doughnut firm which furloughed all its staff at the onset of the coronavirus outbreak reinstated them all a week later after changing its business model to support the community.

The company, which previously sold handcrafted doughnuts at events and kiosks in Derby’s Intu centre and Burton’s Cooper’s Square, furloughed all their staff when the outbreak began.

But such was the demand for Project D’s doughnuts and their ingredients that they quickly brought staff back to work and have even recruited three more bringing their workforce to 28.

Introducing Derbyshire Artisan Markets

A brand new and exciting selling opportunity for makers, farmers, growers, crafters and artists from Derbyshire and beyond!

Derbyshire Artisan Markets will help us shift our thoughts to the future, helping us all to look forwards as we prepare for better days ahead.

We’re using this time to reach out, track down and connect with all of the wonderful independent traders across the county, from Glossop to Swadlincote, Ashbourne to Bolsover and all points in between.

News from White Peak Distillery

Like everyone, we've spent the last few weeks adjusting to the new ground rules. Having had to close the Distillery shop and postpone our tours and other events in mid-March, we've focused our efforts online and with local delivery. And we would like to say a big thank you to all our supporters!

Florence Nightingale bicentenary celebrated online by Derby Museums

Image - The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari by Jerry Barrett, 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London

With its Florence Nightingale exhibition closed to the public due to the current coronavirus lockdown, Derby Museums is making a special collection of content available online to commemorate the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth this year.


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