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Rail Minister welcomes new Employment and Skills Academy

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy in the East Midlands. The new Rail Employment and Skills Academy brings together Derby College, one of the UK’s largest further education colleges, and the Rail Forum East Midlands, which represents over 150 rail related businesses across the East Midlands.

Wildlife Conservation at Derby College

The Animal Care team at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are holding two short courses to help local people care for hedgehogs and other wildlife this Autumn.

On Saturday October 15 between 9.30am and 11.30am children and young people aged 16 and under are invited to a ‘Hug a Hedgehog’ session where they can meet Broomfield’s resident hedgehogs and learn more about the animals from suitable feeding to making a garden more hedgehog friendly.

Teenage apprentices right at home with career in mortgages

Two apprentices from Derby College are a celebrating a double success story – as their mortgage broker employer marks its first birthday in business.

Teenagers Nicole Bullock and Alison Biskup are building their careers at city centre-based firm Create Finance. The two have combined their Derby College Business and Administration Level 2 NVQs with apprenticeships as case administrators at the Full Street company.

Peaty Performance Prompts Local Pools to Recruit More Staff

A surge of interest in swimming thanks to Adam Peaty’s success in Rio and the continued lack of pool space in Derby has prompted Lonsdale Swimming & Sports Trust to step up its recruitment of more swimming teachers and lifeguards.

The charitable Trust oversees Gayton Pool in Littleover on behalf of Derby City Council and also Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover, which it is currently hoping to replace with a new £4 million facility as soon as another local 1.5 acre site can be secured.

Dave Berry and friends support Accessible Derbyshire

Later this month singer Dave Berry, whose hits include 'The Crying Game' will hit the hills of the Peak District to raise funds for local charity Accessible Derbyshire.

Dave, along with friends Jeff Troops and Chris Hermon, are walking the 'Golden Miles': a picturesque, way-marked route through 20 Peak District villages which was created by Accessible Derbyshire's very own Gillian Scotford!

Football Fun and Games Raise Money For Event Charities

Staff at Derby and Ashbourne independent funeral directors G Wathall & Son have raised £554 for a wide range of charities at a number of summer events.

The family-owned firm attended several community events including those in Etwall, Chellaston, Oakwood, Little Eaton and Chaddesden to promote its funeral, pre-payment plans and bereavement support services.

Visitors to their stand were also invited to test their goal scoring skills with donations going towards the different events’ chosen charities.

Healthwatch Derbyshire Celebrates Pledges To Improve Young Carers’ Lives

Health and social care watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire has celebrated various organisations’ pledges that were made to improve the lives of the county’s 1,600 young people who are carers for a family member at home.

A 12 month partnership project to raise greater awareness of the plight of young carers in Derbyshire recently culminated in an event held at County Hall in Matlock where the pledges to improve the lives of young carers were marked with an awards ceremony.

Young Company Intake Workshops

This September Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre is looking for talented actors to join its Young Company in order to work on a brand new show specific to Buxton. The theatre is calling out to all 13 to 18 year olds who have an interest in performing arts to be part of this exciting new production.

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