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Christmas at the Mill

Celebrate Christmas at the Mill on the 7th & 8th December, with our festive stalls, Snow Zone*, Christmas Tree Festival*, singing and family friendly activities. We also have Medley Christmas Arts & Crafts selling unique gifts, and we still have some places on our Christmas Workshops - see below!
On Friday 20th, why not join us for a winter warmer as we lead the wassail from the Mill to St Mary's Church to join their evening Carol Service.
*The Christmas Tree Festival and Snow Zone will be open till the 5th January.

Seasons greetings from Artcore!

We have amazing handmade gifts available this Christmas! There are hundreds of items for sale created by Derbyshire makers and artists. It’s a great opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone.

Our shop is open 11-5pm Monday - Saturday in the buildup to Christmas, so pop in and pick up something special. 

Four days of events to celebrate as the new Normanton Library opens

The new Normanton Library was officially opened to the public today, marking the start of four days of events to celebrate and showcase the new community facilities.

Derby’s Mayor, Councillor Frank Harwood, cut the ribbon at the new library, which is based at St Augustine’s Community Centre in Almond Street. The building has been refurbished and upgraded to bring local services together and create a multi-use community hub.

Green fleet manufacturer success for Toyota

Bondholder Toyota Manufacturing UK has won the Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year title in the 2019 Business Car Awards.

It becomes the first recipient of the new award, which recognises the efforts of car makers to provide more environmentally efficient business fleet products and services.

Toyota Manufacturing UK has its 580 acre production plant in Burnaston Derbyshire employing 2,605 people, last year producing 129,070 cars.

Pattonair opens new Japan office

Derby-based aerospace company Bondholder Pattonair has celebrated its expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the official opening of a new office in Nagoya, Japan.

The move strengthens Pattonair's presence in Japan's aerospace industry, supporting the company's growing customer base there and helping to seek out new opportunities.

Marketing Derby Bondholder climate commitment

Bondholder Purely Digital has taken part in The Big Climate Fightback, a campaign organised by the Woodland Trust, as part of its commitment to reduce its impact on the environment.

Alongside BBC Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury, owner Andrew Edmondson took part in a day in Mead near Heanor - an area planned to be the first Young People’s Forest - planting 150 trees; the amount it is said that everyone on the planet would need to plant to reverse the damage of carbon emissions over the past 10 years.