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The two organisations responsible for leading on the promotion, marketing and development of the visitor economy in the Peak District, Derbyshire and Derby have formed a partnership that has been recognised by VisitEngland in a government programme to establish a new structure for the tourism industry.

Visit Peak District & Derbyshire and Visit Derby have come together as Visit Peak District, Derbyshire and Derby to receive official Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) status from VisitEngland.


Come on a guided tour and find out about the history of Derby. A Cathedral city in the centre of England, lying on the River Derwent, rich in history, culture and diversity. A story of Romans, Vikings and onto the 18th century Enlightenment, Derby became noted for fine ceramics, industry and engineering. A centre of the British railway industry, it is the home of iconic Rolls Royce and the Toyota car assembly plant. Derby located at the start of the UNESCO Derwent Valley World Heritage site, hosts the world’s first factory, now the Museum of Making.

Celebrating ten years of people speaking up to improve local services

Health and social care champions, Healthwatch Derbyshire marks 10th anniversary by highlighting difference the public have made to improve NHS and social care services. 


Healthwatch Derbyshire, the county’s health and social care watchdog, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a plea to the public to continue having their say about services that affect their lives.


Live & Local – Programme Manager 

£36,294 per annum pro rata. Three-year fixed term 24.5 hrs per week either fully remote or hybrid office & home working within a flexitime contract.  

We are looking for a person with relevant experience and ambition to manage our exciting new project for enhancing community creativity in five market towns across the East and West Midlands. 

Four contemporary artists awarded residencies at LEVEL Centre

Since its launch in 2021 the Level Residency Lab, with support from Arts Council England, has supported 24 professional artists who either identify as disabled or whose work has access at its heart. The selected artists, all with ambitious ideas that strengthen Level’s charitable mission to ‘Celebrate the Art that Difference Makes’, will continue to explore contemporary practice in rural Derbyshire. 

Now part of their year-round programme, Level are excited to introduce the new cohort of residency artists from across the England who have been awarded a residency:


Derbyshire companies mark British Science Week by celebrating work with global impact

CUTTING edge science is happening all around us here in Derbyshire. To mark British Science Week which runs until March 19, we speak to scientists working in companies right on our doorstep whose work is having an impact all over the world.

MORE and more of us are seeing the benefits of vitamins and supplements to maintain our health – but have you ever stopped to wonder how they’re made, and how each one is exactly the same?

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service teams up with Derby College Group in animal rescue techniques

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has partnered with Derby College’s  Broomfield Hall Animal Unit and is receiving training on how to deal with a broad range of animals.
Over the next couple of months, four groups of firefighters will be working with animal trainers and gaining in-depth knowledge of dealing with animals in the wild, especially those in distress.

Jon Collins, Head of Land-based studies said: “It’s great that we are able to support Derbyshire Fire and Service with animal handling training.

New Derbyshire restaurant Fork & Furrow is proving a big hit with diners from around the county

THE manager of one of Derbyshire’s newest restaurants wants his establishment to become the go-to place for elevated British cuisine in the county.

And Tom Shelbourn – who has previously worked in a five-star hotel that boasts two AA Rosettes and a Michelin star – wants the Fork & Furrow drinks menu to be talked about just as much as the food, with an eclectic mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options plus bespoke cocktails created by mixologists specifically for the countryside eatery.