Category: People

Timms Solicitors Further Invest In Young Talent

Timms Solicitors have promoted Family Law paralegal, Leah Pilling who will take up a contract as a trainee solicitor on 4th September 2023.

Leah is a first-class honours Law graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University and is combining work at Timms with studying for the Legal Practicing Certificate (LPC) and a Masters degree.

Award-winning creative leader shares top tips to families poised to give children their first mobile phone

The head of an award-winning Derbyshire creative agency has shared top tips to families preparing to give children their first mobile phone at the start of the Autumn term.

With 91 per cent of UK 11-year-olds owning their own smart phone, the start of the new academic year is a time when millions of UK families will be giving children their first mobile device.

Young people going up to secondary education will very often be boarding a school bus for the first time, and parents often see this as a time when they should have their own phone.

New volunteering team lead at Safe and Sound


Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has appointed a new team lead to support and grow the organisation’s growing group of volunteers.

Rach Bricknell joins Safe and Sound from a children’s charity where she both volunteered her time and worked on fundraising and events having previously set up her own candle making business and worked in a variety of accounting, business administration and retail roles.

Safe and Sound Appointed To Progress Family-Focused Programme

Specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has been appointed to deliver a special programme that aims to strengthen family relationships and reduce the number of young people going into local authority care in Derby City.

The charity has worked closely with Derby City Council to deliver a pilot Family Group Conference programme in the city which is the first in the Midlands and was part of a competitive tendering process to determine its future delivery.


Artists across Derbyshire and surrounding areas are invited to apply to join the Bonsall Arts Trail which will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024.

Hundreds of visitors are expected to attend the weekend-long trail which will be housed in large marquees and in the homes of Bonsall residents.

The event will build on the success of the 2022 trail which showcased the work of around 90 artists including painters, sculptors, printmakers and many other creative works.

Celebrating Academic Excellence: DCG Students Collect Their A-Level and T-Level Results



A momentous day has arrived (Thursday August 17) as Derby College Group (DCG) students came together to collect their highly anticipated A-Level and T-Level results. This year's cohort has shown exceptional dedication and worked extremely hard to achieve their results.

Nearly 400 A Level and 84 T Level students, will have collected their results from the Joseph Wright Centre from 8am.

Disability access and climate change

Julie’s Bicycle, Attitude is Everything and A Greener Future have launched a new research programme that examines how access to music and live events for disabled people can become environmentally sustainable.  Disabled artists, audiences, volunteers and professionals are encouraged to participate in the survey. The research will be used to create a toolkit for the music and live events sectors, containing practical solutions and case studies.  Please share this further amongst your relevant networks and contacts.


High Peak Singers’ fundraiser for Crossroads Derbyshire

Community Choir High Peak Singers have recorded a choral version of Don't Dim Your Light, and hope to raise over £250 for local charity Crossroads. The song was written by their conductor Hannah Brine, and it’s about finding strength through difficult times.

One of the choir members told Hannah the song's message resonated with them, as they have accessed the services of Crossroads, so the charity is the perfect choice for the choir’s fundraising efforts. 


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