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New Prospectus Focuses on Career Aspirations

Derby College has launched a new website to coincide with the launch of its 2016 full- time courses prospectus to help young people focus on their career aspirations.

The new-look website www.derby-college.ac.uk incorporates an innovative Career Coach programme – enabling users to input which job they have their sights set on and the qualifications they will need to achieve those dreams.

Déda and Trinity Warriors Launch Dance Partnership

Derby-based regional dance house Déda and award-winning urban dance group Trinity Warriors have joined forces to expand the range of dance opportunities for young people.

Under the 12-month partnership agreement, Trinity Warriors is now based at Déda in Chapel Street for training sessions and performances, with business, marketing and performance technical support from the organisation. 

The group’s directors Paco Box and Leon Heywood will also work with young dancers at Déda including the Fuse performance group and the BA Dance Degree students who are based at the venue.

Motor Finance Company Plans Expansion Through Derby College Partnership

A leading motor finance company has teamed up with Derby College to launch an Employer Academy that will support its expansion plans.

First Response Finance, based in Chilwell, Nottingham, is currently recruiting up to 15 A level and Business Studies students from Derby College onto the programme with a view to recruiting some of them onto Degree Apprenticeships after they have finished their course.

Introductory Course to Natural Perfume Making with Buxton Spa Aromatics

This special offer is for any Natural Perfume Course in 2016 taking place at No.6 The Square Tearooms and The Old Hall Hotel, reputed to be the oldest hotel in England. The special invitation to the course come in comes in a beautiful black box presentation box.

 

The offer is on a first come basis and ends at midnight on Sunday 20th December 2015.

 

The introductory course in perfumery will give you the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the history of perfumery and then work with a variety of materials to design your own fragrances.

 

Croots Farm Shop creates hanging Christmas tree forest in Derbyshire

Derbyshire farm shop Croots has come up with a novel way to display its Christmas trees – a hanging forest in one of the farm’s barns.

The set-up means that customers can walk amongst the firs, as they hang from the ceiling of the barn, and see exactly how the tree will look when it finds its place in the home.

“Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect tree for their home,” said Steve Croot, who runs the farm shop off Wirksworth Road, Duffield, with wife Kay.

Wathalls Collect Lifeline Gifts For Children Worldwide

Derby and Ashbourne family-owned funeral directors G.Wathall & Son Ltd have collected more than 650 shoeboxes of Christmas gifts, hygiene and school supplies which are now being shipped around the world to children in need.

The funeral directors have been involved with Operation Christmas Child run by charity Samaritan’s Purse for the past five years – collecting and storing shoeboxes at its offices in Macklin Street, Derby, and Union Street, Ashbourne, and then delivering to the charity’s local warehouse.

December Half Price Special Offer !

Introductory Course to Natural Perfume Making with Buxton Spa Aromatics

This special offer is for any Natural Perfume Course in 2016 taking place at No.6 The Square Tearooms and The Old Hall Hotel, reputed to be the oldest hotel in England. The special invitation to the course come in comes in a beautiful black box presentation box.

The offer is on a first come basis and ends at midnight on Sunday 20th December 2015.

New post on Poem a Month

As winter approaches we're sure Derbyshire will provide a few beautiful snow filled days with moments such as these captured by Jenny Fox in her crisp, concise poem The Hungry Fox.  With best wishes  for the Festive season -Ali & Priscilla 

A couple of years ago, the snow stayed for a while. One day I happened to look out of our bedroom window, down the hill, and there was a very thin fox, standing very still.  It struck me as a very beautiful, almost haunting moment that I'd been allowed to experience - so I wrote about it. - Jenny King

Bumper Fringe Boosts Local Economy

With Buxton Fringe 2016 opening for entries on December 1, this year’s audience and entrants’ surveys estimate that 2015’s event contributed a total of nearly half a million pounds to the local economy.

The biggest Buxton Fringe to date with 174 entries resulted in some £58,000 being spent by performers during their stay in Buxton. Meanwhile estimates show that audiences spent a total of £401,000 on food, accommodation and ticket sales for shows from local performers.

Turn back time with new android app

Android users can now travel back in time and explore Derbyshire and the Peak District in a whole new light.

But you don’t need a flying DeLorean or Dr Who’s police box. Just download the new ‘Discover Derbyshire & Peak District’ Android app that features self-guided walking trails with historical photos from private collections and the public domain.

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