Civic leaders in Derby have described the announcement of job losses at Bondholder Rolls-Royce as heart-breaking for the workers, the company and the city and have pledged to do all it can to stand with those affected.
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Derby City Council is asking thousands of Derby businesses how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting their operations and what help they need to recover.
The study will help the city shape its plans to kick-start the local economy post-lockdown and tailor the support it can offer to companies.
Despite the disruption to its 2020 plans caused by COVID-19, the team at the Derby Book Festival has created a series of online events to bring some of its programme to you at home.
A series of 'DBF at Home' author interviews, posted daily on the Festival website from 29th May to 6th June at 10am, gives a flavour of the breadth of the programme and to keep the joy of books and reading alive in the absence of the Festival.
There is an urgent need to pro-actively curate the city centre experience.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of the public and our staff has been the priority of Derby City Council. It is with regret that we are now announcing that all outdoor events, and events at Derby Arena and other venues, will not be running until at least the end of August.
In the meantime we will work to put measures in place to ensure that events are run safely for the public and staff members, ready for when we are able to start hosting them again.
We might not be able to hold our annual Dronfield Wildlife & Natural History Group photography competition this year, but you can still get involved with a fun online competition we're running instead!
The theme is of 'nature', and you can enter up to five photos taken at any time within the last year. Images must not have been previously entered in our previous photography competitions. Please list image titles and dates taken in your email.
Treat yourself in some creative me time
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has welcomed Arts Council emergency response funding to support local artists and improve its digital channels during the coronavirus outbreak.
I'm in my what seems like the hundredth week of lockdown although technically I can go out if I want to but, I don't yet want too so I'm not! I'm hoping that soon I will feel confident enough to venture out there once the transmission figures look safe enough!
But in the meantime the dissertation continues although I've handed a draft over to my supervisor so I can have a break while she looks over it. There's still an awful lot of chip shop waffling I need to do yet!
Derby Museums today launches its brand new microsite, Derby Museums from Home, making new online content accessible throughout the lockdown.
The hashtag, #MuseumFromHome, first emerged on social media in March as museums around the world were forced to close in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. It has since grown to become a global phenomenon with museums near and far taking to the web to showcase their collections digitally and engage with their audiences in all manner of creative and innovative ways.