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Memorial Service Gives Families Time To Remember Loved Ones

Around 600 people are expected to attend a special memorial service at Derby Cathedral on Thursday December 10 – organised by Derby and Ashbourne family-owned funeral directors, G.Wathall & Son Ltd.

Wathalls hold the memorial service every year – inviting families who have lost loved ones during this and past years as well as representatives from local churches, hospitals and nursing homes.

Double Celebration for Mayfield Bowls Club

Mayfield Bowls Club’s successful crown bowls season has results in more silverware for their trophy cabinet and the chance to support a local charity.

The crown bowls club, which is sponsored by family-owned funeral directors G.Wathall and Son Ltd in Derby and Ashbourne, won another batch of trophies in the Uttoxeter League this season.

This included the singles title for Dave Mitchell, best averages for Mark Jennings, mixed doubles title for Doug Jennings and Winnie Fernyhough with runners up going to Mark Jennings and Rita Blood.

Cathedral Quarter Prospectus Highlights Investment Opportunities

Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a high-quality prospectus as part of its objective to attract new businesses and increased investment into the city centre.

The Cathedral Quarter Derby Prospectus showcases the strengths of the Cathedral Quarter and includes details of development and investment opportunities as well as providing an overview of the wide range of office and retail accommodation available to businesses in the area.

Television Star Visits Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College

Television star Nick Knowles has visited Construction students at the Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College’s Ilkeston campus to thank them for their involvement in the recent BBC DIY SOS Big Build project.

A group of nine students joined Ian Hodgkinson from Hodgkinson Builders in Derby for the recent televised project which renovated a street of houses in Manchester for former services personnel.

Mr Knowles was working on a new project nearby and visited the students to thank them and see them in action at the College.

risual Microsoft Academy creates second Centre of Excellence for Digital Skills at Derby College

Derby College has teamed up with Microsoft’s UK Country Partner of The Year 2015, risual Limited, to open the East Midlands’ first risual Microsoft Academy.  This will offer Microsoft qualifications for learners across the College, IT apprentices and employees at businesses across the region.

The risual Microsoft Academy at Derby College will offer digital skills training for students and business employees using the latest Microsoft technology and industry experts in order to improve digital literacy skills and bridge the gap between industry and education.

India Visit Prompts Next Stage of International Arts Project

Arts organisations in Derby are forging ahead with their plans to set up an innovative international exchange with counterparts in India following a successful exploration visit.

Representatives from regional dance house Déda, Normanton-based visual arts charity Artcore and the University of Derby spent ten days meeting with artists, organisations and university leaders in Vadodara, thanks to a £30,000 Arts Council England (ACE) grant.

Post Office revamp brings first class apprentice opportunities

A major post office makeover could lead to a first class career for two Derby College apprentices.

Raj Mohan, 41, subpostmaster at Kirk Hallam in Derbyshire, is joining forces with the College as he gets set to take on further responsibility for the post office across the border in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

Work starts this week (NOV 4) on a major revamp at Eastwood, with Raj ploughing in his own cash to improve the retail side of the store.

risual Microsoft Academy to launch at Derby College

Derby College has teamed up with Microsoft’s UK Country Partner of The Year 2015, risual Limited, to open a new Academy for ICT learners in order to address a growing shortage of digital skills and bridge the gap between industry and education.

The new academy is set to open at the College's Joseph Wright Campus in Derby city centre on Tuesday November 3.

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