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Alstom completes $6.7bn deal to buy Bombardier

French train-maker Alstom has completed a multi-billion dollar deal to buy the rail business of Bombardier, which has a major site in Derby.

Alstom said the price for the deal to buy Bombardier Transportation, which includes its train-making site in Litchurch Lane, was $6.7 billion (£5 billion).

The acquisition should make Alstom the world’s second largest train-maker, behind China’s CRRC.

Lubrizol puts heart and soul into breaking fundraising record

The coronavirus outbreak has not stopped staff at a Derbyshire company from running, baking and quizzing their way to raising a record-breaking sum of money for the firm’s chosen charity.

Employees at Lubrizol, in Hazelwood, near Belper, have collected a total of £ 18,396 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by organising and supporting a series of activities over the past two years.

Banks Mill offer the opportunity to rent out studio space

Banks Mill Studios now have the opportunity to rent out space in their creative industries start up hub.  Banks Mill is based on the west side of Derby City Centre and offers space and support to individuals wanting to start a business in the creative industries.  We have a range of studios to suit a variety of different disciplines such as artists, makers and creative service providers and prices start from as little as £75 per month.  We also support creatives with our membership services so you can tap into the Banks Mill community but without having th

Derby College to get £780k government T-Levels boost

Plans by Derby College Group to upgrade its facilities in order to deliver T-Levels has received a further six-figure boost from the Government.

The college has been awarded a £780,000 grant to create new laboratory and integrated IT facilities for students who will join the second stage of the T-Levels roll out programme this September.

The Old Lock Up Gallery Update

Dear friend of The Old Lock Up Gallery,

I hope you're all keeping well and managing to navigate the recent lockdown.

I wanted to get in touch and keep you all updated with news about the current show at the gallery - the 'Winter Show' and a project that I've recently launched online and via the galleries website.

LEVEL CENTRE: Artist Residencies Call Out Opportunity

We’re excited to share a great new opportunity with you in the form of our 2021 Artist Residencies, based at the LEVEL Centre in the gorgeous Peak District.

We’re looking for UK-based, established professional artists and companies from a variety of disciplines including visual arts, performing arts, and digital arts practice who either identify as disabled themselves or whose work is created to be accessible to those with disabilities.

High Peak CVS Communications Officer Vacancy

At High Peak CVS we are now actively recruiting for an exciting new part time role that will support our work across the community and will be a key position in developing relationships, partnerships and linking to those hard to reach areas across the High Peak.

Wathall’s Help Families Support Children Through Bereavement

Family-owned Wathall’s, which is Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, has marked Children’s Mental Health Week (Feb 1-7) by publishing a special booklet focusing on how to support children through bereavement.

The theme of this year’s national week is encouraging children and young people to explore different ways to express themselves and share their feelings, thoughts and ideas through creativity which is reflected in the child bereavement booklet.


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