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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

Keep Your Business Moving This Christmas with GT Couriers

Our Christmas availability is as follows:
December 23rd and Christmas Eve it's business as usual, but with limited cover on the evening of the 24th.
We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with emergency cover only – pre-booking is highly advised.
From the 27th onwards it's business as usual until New Year's Day, where we're closed with emergency cover only. Again, pre-booking is highly advised. From January 2nd we're back to full strength and business as usual.

Derbyshire farm shop and café Croots puts the environment in the spotlight for 2020

Popular Derbyshire farm shop and café Croots is pledging to make 2020 its most environmentally friendly year ever following a top-to-bottom review of its activities.

From asking customers to bring their own containers for fresh produce and reducing use of cling-film as far as possible to cutting out plastic water bottles and straws completely, the family-owned farm shop says everyone has a part to play in reducing the impact we have on the planet.

BEAR's golden touch

Bondholder BEAR Coffee Company has been announced as a winner at the prestigious Revo Gold Awards for the UK retail industry - having secured the Re:tale award for its recent strategic partnership with fellow Bondholder intu Derby.

Revo sets standards, recognises achievement and sparks ideas across the UK retail sector, and the independent coffee brand was up against some huge industry names such as Primark, IKEA and JD Sports.

Wathall’s Memorial Service Gives Families Time to Remember Loved Ones

More than 800 people are expected to attend a special early evening Service of Remembrance and Hope at Derby Cathedral on Thursday December 12 organised by family-owned funeral directors, Wathall’s.

Wathall’s, which is Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, organises the memorial service every year – inviting families who have lost loved ones during this and past years.

They will be joined by members of Dandelions Bereavement Support groups in Derby and Ashbourne as well as representatives from local churches, hospitals and nursing homes.

Wathall’s Further Expands Support For Bereaved Families

Wathall’s, Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors, has teamed up with The Salvation Army to collect unwanted clothing that will make life easier for bereaved families and help people in need.

A free collection service is available for textiles, clothing, accessories and shoes when families are ready to sort through the clothes and possessions of a loved one who has passed away.

Alternatively, families can drop off bagged items at one of Wathall’s offices in Derby city centre, Ashbourne, Alvaston, Borrowash and Burton-on-Trent.

New Public Art Celebrates Ilkeston’s Heritage

Art and Design students at Derby College Group (DCG) have created a striking obelisk which stands proudly near the entrance of Ilkeston Community College.

The 2m high polished concrete public art celebrates key aspects of Ilkeston’s roots as an Anglo Saxon settlement and its industrial and cultural heritage from iron and coal to lace and the annual charter fair.

25% Christmas Discount on all Ltd Edition Prints by April Young

April has created a range of beautifully hand finished prints in small runs of 9 each that capture the energy and personality of some of natures most adored creatures.

Whether you consider yourself a Cheeky Hare or more of a Wistful Fox these beautiful prints would be a very welcome gift under anyone's Christmas Tree this year.
In the run up to the big day you can buy these prints at a 25% discount to add a little bit of Christmas Cheer to your celebrations.