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Deskbound staff put their best feet forward with 1,202 mile walk to support refugees

A team of employees from a busy Derbyshire marketing agency are taking on a whopping 1,202 walk to support refugees in troubled parts of the globe who must trek many miles in search of safety.

A group of ten staff members from MacMartin, a full-service marketing agency based at the Bartonfields Centre in Church Broughton, are putting their walking shoes on during lunch breaks and evenings in order to get their miles in before the end of June.

Timms Duo Clinch Trio of Awards At Legal Skills Triathlon

A Paralegal at Timms Solicitors has won the top prize in an annual competition organised by Derby & District Law Society (DDLS) in association with Derby Law School at the University of Derby.

Leah Pilling came first in the Legal Skills Triathlon which was held at Derby Law School in Friargate Square. Her colleague, trainee solicitor Michael Radze-Constable also won two awards on the day.

Awe-Inspiring Artwork Set To Visit Derby Cathedral

‘Gaia’ artwork, Derby Cathedral, September 22nd to October 16th

Visitors to Derby Cathedral this autumn will be able to experience an astronaut’s view of the world when the stunning ‘Gaia’ artwork comes to the city as part of its worldwide tour.

‘Gaia’, which in Greek mythology means the personification of the Earth, has been created by UK artist Luke Jerram whose previous artwork ‘Museum of the Moon’ came to Derby Cathedral in 2019.

Wathall’s Expands With Chaddesden Branch Opening

Family-owned Wathall’s, Derby’s longest-established independent funeral directors, has opened its seventh branch across Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

The new branch in Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, joins the existing branch network of Macklin Street in Derby city centre, Allestree, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Borrowash and Burton-on-Trent.

The branch, managed by long-standing Wathall’s employee Sarah Yeomans, was officially opened this week by two city councillors representing the Chaddesden ward - Jonathan Smale and Jerry Pearce - who welcomed Wathall’s to the area.


50 acts join the line-up as the festival promises to be the largest event of its kind in 2022


The most outrageous trip down memory lane, BACK 2 FESTIVAL is returning for summer 2022, with a line-up boasting over 50 artists from the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s! The 2022 event will take place from Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July with improved access and room for even more festival goers. Going into its sixth year, BACK 2 FESTIVAL is moving back to where it all started at Catton Park in Derbyshire.