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Local Band Supports Sing Viva Carers’ Choir

Derwent Valley Wind Band have presented a cheque for £305 to regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva to support its innovative Sing Viva Carers’ Choirs in Derby and Chesterfield.

The community wind band, which has members of all ages and abilities, raised money from a raffle at their Christmas concert at Ecclesbourne School in Duffield. The concert also featured pieces performed by Sing Viva.

Derwent Valley Wind Band chairperson Charlotte Moore said: “Having sung with the choir for two years, I have seen first hand the difference it makes to carers’ lives and their families.

School Pupils Complete Construction Skills Challenges

Pupils from local schools competed in Derby College Group’s annual Schools Skillbuild competition held at DCG’s Construction Academy at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills college.

The event was organised by the College’s 14-16 Schools team who coordinate vocational programmes at the College for years 10 and 11 school pupils as part of an extended curriculum offer.

Derby College Group Covid 19 Update

The Prime Minister and Education Secretary have announced that all colleges will close for most students after Friday until further notice. 

However, The Education Secretary has recognised the vital civic role that colleges can, and do, play with a request to help key workers to stay in work and support vulnerable students.  

GT Couriers Coronavirus Statement

Regarding the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are following government advice and updates as well as implementing our own procedures with a common-sense approach.

GT Couriers is committed to providing our clients with the best possible service at all times.

The recent events surrounding coronavirus will no doubt put pressure on our resources, with the need to balance our clients’ expectations whilst also protecting our staff and the wider public from the spread of the virus.

LoveLit events news in light of Coronavirus

Due to the recent statement about Coronavirus all LoveLit events are currently cancelled up to the end of May 2020. We apologise for any disappointment caused and we will be monitoring the situation  over the coming weeks. 

Derbyshire Events Coronavirus Update

Many of the events listed on this website will have been cancelled due to the novel Coronavirus - Covid-19.  Please check with events organisers for more information if you planned attending any of the events you find on this website.

Change is in the air as Lubrizol UK appoints new general manager Alison Fisher

Specialty chemical company Lubrizol UK has announced the appointment of Alison Fisher as general manager of its national headquarters in Derbyshire.

Alison has taken over the most senior position at the company’s Hazelwood HQ, near Belper, from Simon Griffiths and will fulfil the role alongside her other position as general manager of Europe and Africa sales.


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