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Cute yellow and blue bakes at Derbyshire company raise money for refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine

Colleagues at a Derbyshire company put their scientific skills to good use by holding a charity bake sale to support refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine.

Employees at Lubrizol, a chemicals company with a UK headquarters in Hazelwood near Belper, held a grand cake sale which raised more than £1,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine appeal.

Lubrizol staff showed off their lab-honed skills by creating a range of bakes, many of which they made in the now-famous blue and yellow colours of the Ukraine flag.

Natural History photographic competition

This year we will be running our Natural History photographic competition.

The theme is Renewal, Rebirth and Hope in Nature.

This could be the first pioneering spring bulbs breaking the surface after winter, young swallows with their parents or a newly hatched butterfly.

There will be an exhibition at the Barn in November for all the winners, runners up and other notable pictures.

There will be three age brackets:

12 and under


18 and over

New release by author Ann Thorson

Chesterfield-born author Ann Thorsson has just released her third book - a novella called Dark Shadows (UK Book Publishing). Though Dark Shadows is described as the sequel to Ann's first novel, Downhill, it can still be read as a stand-alone. Set in and around the Derbyshire Peak District and the fictional mining town of Castle Ridge, Dark Shadows picks up the threads from a tragic event which occurred thirty years earlier in Downhill.

Derby Museums appeals for Endowment donations to help secure its future

Image: A young visitor explores a loom on display in The Gateway at the Museum of Making © Chris Seddon Photography / Derby Museums

Derby Museums, the independent charitable trust operating three much-loved museums in Derby, is appealing to local businesses and the public to support the final push of its £1 million Endowment challenge, which will contribute to securing the future of its museums for generations to come.


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