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Midlands Communications and Print Company plays Key role in saving 90,000 lives during COVID-19 Pandemic

Derbyshire company, BLACKFISH GROUP, have been working around the clock to produce thousands of technical labels which will be applied to ventilators.  These ventilators are estimated to save 90,000 + lives in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blackfish Group are one of a number of organisations in the UK who have been given clearance to access the Government’s emergency supply chain partners, to ensure they can obtain raw materials from anywhere in the world, whenever they are needed.

Guess the weight of Gary Baaaarlow and help raise money for NHS charities

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots is raising money for Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity with a competition to guess the weight of one of its recently born lambs, nicknamed Gary Baaaarlow.

The Duffield farm shop would ordinarily have run a similar competition as part of its annual Lambing Sunday event, which was cancelled this year due to coronavirus.

Instead, the fundraising event has gone online – with the farm shop keen to support frontline NHS services in southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

Local Charity Welcomes Government Support

Specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has welcomed news that the Government has pledged further support for frontline charities during the pandemic.

Chancellor Rishi Sunack announced yesterday (Wednesday April 8) that charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak.

Derby BIDS Support #RaiseTheBar

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have joined a national campaign calling on the Government to help more businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors survive the lockdown and secure local jobs.

The national #RaiseTheBar campaign has been backed by industry representation bodies and BIDs across the UK in asking the Government to raise the rateable value threshold for grant assistance from £51,000 to £150,000 for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.

Ashgate Hospice Help by Derbyshire Artist

I am an award winning and published author, and I am offering my services to paint local business windows for free. My idea is to bring comfort with visual stories and something beautiful to look at. 

Capital Works Planned Ahead of T-Level Launch

Derby College Group (DCG) is forging ahead with adapting work spaces for the first students who will join the new T Level programmes this September.

Various facilities are being upgraded in line with the T Level focus on work experience under DCG’s £1.2 million capital programme which has been part-funded by the Skills Funding Agency.

Arty Workshops go online...

We are gradually moving over to online teaching from your own home. We are using Zoom to deliver our sessions remotely to you during these tricky times.

We are currently offering the following 1 hour long sessions all bookable individually online:

Get your art and culture fix online with FORMAT

The FORMAT20 Off Year exhibitions may be closed in the real world but we are delighted to bring you some of the amazing FORMAT festival exhibitions as digital exhibitions.

Visit our website and check out Sleight of Hand, an exhibition drawn from past FORMAT festivals and shown at the Lishui International Photography Festival last year and now available as a virtual tour.

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