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New Facilities for Headquarters Customers

A long-established hair salon in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has adapted its premises to support customers with specific needs.

Headquarters salon, on the second floor of 49 Queen Street, has created a new private VIP room where customers with hair loss can have private consultations.

Owner Rosin Clarke has completed specialist training from celebrity hair stylist Trevor Sorbie MBE under his unique ‘My New Hair’ programme.

Sweet taste of success for Croots Farm Shop in national food awards

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has received national recognition for two of its home-made products after being named a finalist in two categories of the Great British Food Awards 2017.

Two years ago, the farm shop won top bake for its Derbyshire Bakewell Tart in the awards run by Great British Food magazine. And last year its home-made Derbyshire Pasty was highly commended in the same awards.

Sinfonia Viva Secures Further Funding To Touch More People’s Lives

Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, has been confirmed as a National Portfolio Organisation by Arts Council England and its funding secured for a further four years starting April 2018.

The Derby-based Orchestra has been awarded £192,107 a year for the next four years (2018 to 2022) which is a total of £768,428.

HUUB Meets Hurricane Hannah’s Training Kit Needs

Triathlon kit designers HUUB have come to the aid of Paralympian athlete Hannah Cockroft MBE to provide training kit to match her exact requirements.

‘Hurricane Hannah’ announced her need for a kit sponsor on her return from the Rio 2016 Paralympics where she won three Gold medals in the T34 100m, 400m and 800m adding to her double Gold medal tally at London 2012.

She has since been working with HUUB on her own requirements for aerodynamic kit to continue her training – particularly in the run up to the World Para Athletics Championships in London (July 14.23).

Elite Athletes Gear Up for Jenson Button Trust Triathlon: Sunday July 23

Reigning male and female champions in the annual Jenson Button Trust Triathlon will be returning to Derby next month in the hope of raising the trophies again.

Emma Pallant (28) has won the event for the past two years since the JBTT moved to its present home at Markeaton Park and also won one of the events when it was staged at Luton Hoo.

Last year’s men’s champion was Ben Dijkstra (18) from Loughborough has been combining his training and events this summer with his A level exams and is also aiming to be the first across the line in this year’s finals.

Déda Secures Additional ACE Funding

Derby-based regional dance house Déda learnt today (Tuesday) that the organisation is to receive a 44% increase in funding from Arts Council England.

Déda in Chapel Street in Derby Cathedral Quarter will continue as an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation and receive £1,373,496 between 2018 and 2022 which is an increase of £105,000 a year.

The additional money will support Déda’s work with city partners in developing Derby Festé – the annual international streets arts festival.

Villager Jim's Garden Wildlife New Book Launch

Birds, bees, and a whole host of other flora and fauna that share Villager Jim s garden in the tiny Peak District village of Foolow, are featured in this stunning book of photographs. Bobbin Robin is just one of the regular visitors to the garden; she and her friends have a huge social media audience, with tens of thousands of viewers. Open up the book to see the daily goings on of these wildlife friends in some of Jim s very best pictures taken in this beautiful setting. They illustrate the close relationship Jim has formed with some of the regular wildlife visitors to his garden.

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