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Green light for rail deal

Bondholder Bombardier's merger deal, valued at more than six billion euros, with French company Alstom has received the green light, subject to EU conditions.

The combined Bombardier/Alstom business will create the world’s second largest train manufacturer, with the capacity to take on the top manufacturer, China’s CRRC Corp, and preserves a joint bid with Hitachi for the £2.75 billion contract to build new high-speed trains for HS2.

£6.85m nuclear win for Derby

The Government has agreed a £6.85m investment to help create a new permanent home for the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre on Infinity Park Derby, creating 70 new roles.

4,500 jobs boost for Derby

A huge new inward investment, creating 4,500 jobs, has been announced today.

The £300m SmartParc - a 140-acre campus on the former Celanese site - will combine world-class food production facilities with shared utilities, amenities and services to provide a highly sustainable production base for food manufacturers.

The announcement has been hailed by city leaders as a “massive boost” to Derby’s post-Covid recovery plan.

Welcome back to Derby Libraries

The final preparations are being made to welcome members back to Derby Libraries. A phased re-opening of our sites will take place over the next month, allowing as much use of library facilities as is safe and practical at this time.

While we are very much looking forward to seeing our members again, inevitably there will be changes to the services available, and opening hours. The safety of our customers and staff is our priority.

The Home Library Service has now resumed, and Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is taking enquiries, by phone, text and email.

Glad to announce the reopening of the Anvil in September!

Firstly, thank you very much for all the lovely messages and continued support over the last few months. You may have noticed communication went a little quiet but don’t you worry, April Young has been busying herself, creating new sculptures, developing new paintings and coming up with ideas for the rest of 2020. Making plans, Plan A, Plan B and all the way through to Plan Z so the Anvil can share contemporary art with you in as many safe ways as possible.  

Reopening! Thursday 3rd Sept 2020

Get 50% off at Derby Museums' Coffee House

We're taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme


The Coffee House at the Museum and Art Gallery is happy to be part of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. This means that every Tuesday and Wednesday between 3-31 August, we’ll be offering 50% discount when you eat or drink in at The Coffee House, up to the value of £10 per person. Terms and conditions apply.

Life in the new normal at Cromford Mills!

Cromford Mills is delighted to be welcoming visitors back to the Mill Yard.

We have been working hard to ensure that our site conforms to the Government COVID19 Guidelines, and quietly opened our doors on Saturday 4th July. 

New Buxton Festival Dates for 2021

Buxton International Festival is pleased to announce the opera and musical theatre programme for the 2021 Festival. The dates for 2021 have now been confirmed as:

Thursday 8th July – Sunday 25th July 2021

La donna del Lago

Music by Giochino Rossini, libretto by Andrea Leone Tortola
Adrian Kelly, Conductor
Jacopo Spirei, Director
Madeleine Boyd, Designer
Ben Pickersgill, Lighting Designer

Viva La Diva

Music by Gaetano Donizetti


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