Category: People

Derby College Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair – Monday July 11

A wide range of jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer at an information day on Monday July 11 at Derby College’s Roundhouse campus in Pride Park between 12 noon and 2pm.

The free event includes information about a wide range of full and part time jobs as well as apprenticeships available to start in the coming weeks and several employers with vacancies will be attending to meet applicants including Delaware North, the NHS and the Army.

Training Experience Offering Insight into Dementia

Family-owned funeral directors G. Wathall and Son Ltd, based in Derby and Ashbourne, are inviting members of the public and staff from care providers to take part in a training experience that gives a unique insight into the challenges facing people living with dementia.

Archbishop of Canterbury Praises Derby College and Employers’ Partnership

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has praised the partnership working between Derby College and regional employers to better prepare young people for the world of work.

The Archbishop visited Derby College’s Roundhouse campus as part of a three-day tour of the city and county, accompanied by the Bishop of Derby Alastair Redfern. He met a wide range of businesses and students who are part of a pioneering Employer Academy programme which is designed to bridge the gap between education and the workplace.

Families Gear Up To Be More Bailey

More than 50 youngsters have signed up for the free Be More Bailey family triathlon challenge which will take place in Markeaton Park on Sunday July 17 as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon.

CHARMIAN HUGHES- SOIXANTE MIRTH at Buxton Fringe


Comedians are like you normals; we get old! (If we are lucky).

Getting old is weird and sudden. One minute you’re young and the next you aren’t.

If our cells are completely replaced lots of times over our lifetime, what about our personalities?

Are we the same people we started out as?

If we could conjure them up, what would our former child selves think of us now?                             

Impressed? Or appalled?

Did we break their promises? Fulfil our dreams?

Would we even recognise each other?

Local Swimmers Fly The Flag For Lonsdale Pool

Two swimmers linked to Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover have returned victorious from the European Masters Championships 2016 held at the iconic London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Jenny Merritt (65), a member of Spondon Masters swimming club, who trains at Lonsdale Pool and is a former seven times Masters breast stroke world champion, returned to winning ways – collecting a gold in the 200m, silver in 100m and a bronze medal in the 50m breast stroke races.

Healthwatch Derbyshire To Investigate Public Awareness Of Online GP Services

Healthwatch Derbyshire is conducting a survey to determine whether patients in the county are aware of the GP services available to them online, and to investigate the accessibility of services on GP websites.

All GP practices across England should be offering online GP services to patients who request it. This is required by the General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) regulations. They are also required to promote the online services they provide.

Show Garden Raises Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch to create a unique plant border that will be exhibited and judged at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC next week (June 16 – 19).

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