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Wathall’s Raises Funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Staff at local independent funeral directors Wathall’s have raised £211 for Macmillan Cancer Support after joining the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at its Macklin Street head office.

Wathall’s staff, family and friends prepared hand-made baked goods for the event and then invited the public and members of the company’s Derby Dandelions bereavement support group to join in the event.  

Royal Approval For Innovative Derby Company

Water conservation and washroom services specialists HSG has been formally presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire Mr William Tucker.

The Lord-Lieutenant and Mrs Tucker joined civic dignitaries including The High Sheriff of Derbyshire Mrs Lucy Palmer, the Mayor of Derby Cllr Mike Carr and the Chairman of Derbyshire County Council Cllr George Wharmby for the presentation at HSG’s offices in Derby’s Pride Park.

HUUB Backs World-Beating Cycle Team

Leading triathlon kit designers HUUB have announced backing for an innovative Derby-based track cycling team which are currently among the fastest in the world.

Team HUUB is a group of cycling enthusiasts who share a passion for the engineering and science behind elite performance sport.

They started 18 months ago by pooling their money and continued their jobs or university studies to compete at national and international competitions where they were soon taking on the world’s top team and individual pursuit riders.

Midland Lead Feature in the latest Parliamentary Review

Derbyshire based lead sheet manufacturer, Midland Lead, was invited to feature in the latest Parliamentary Review alongside just fifteen other companies in manufacturing and service representing the metals, materials and fabrication sector.

The Parliamentary Review is a series of independent publications, which aim to share best practice among policy makers and business leaders. Each of its editions focuses on a key governmental policy area, with a variety of organisations sharing their insight alongside cabinet ministers, government agencies, associations and trade bodies.


Notnow Collective presents

Derby Theatre Studio Saturday 27 October, 8pm (and a baby-friendly matinee at 2pm)

Fresh and funny look at parenthood from a dad’s perspective…including a baby-friendly matinee performance

Derby Theatre is proud to present, for one date only on Saturday 27 October, DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior presented by one of the Theatre’s associate companies, Notnow Collective.


Repton Village is celebrate its literary roots in a new 3 day programme of events from 26th October - 28th October 2018.

Repton Literary Festival is the first of a new annual festival - telling stories and bringing engaging speakers to this historic Derbyshire village.

Politician, journalist and writer Lord Roy Hattersley opens the festival and will discuss his latest book ‘The Catholics’.


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