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Derby College Launches RHS Courses

Derby College has become the first College in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to launch a broad range of courses designed by the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

A full range of courses will be launched later this year and the first evening course will start on Thursday 14th April aimed at enthusiastic gardeners who want to increase their knowledge and skills or who are looking to re-train and work in the horticulture industry.

Pep & Co Expansion To Feature In New Documentary

Pep & Co will open their expanded store in Albion Street, St Peters Quarter, at 9am on Friday 25th March. The expansion of family fashion retailer Pep & Co in Derby’s St Peters Quarter is earmarked to be featured on a new ITV television series which is due to be screened this Spring.


A Leicester based radio station is to offer practical training for a Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Radio) at Derby College.

Takeover Radio 103.2fm will be offering an HND course starting in September, working with Derby College to offer students a more hands on approach to learning. The students will gain valuable experience in how to work at and operate a radio station as well as the academic education needed to achieve a higher education qualification which ultimately could lead to a degree.  

Wathalls Teams Up With Hope Centre for Easter Egg Appeal

Funeral directors G Wathall & Son Ltd has launched its annual Easter egg appeal to support the foodbank, which is one of the services offered at Derby’s Hope Centre.

The family-owned firm will be collecting chocolate eggs donated by members of the public, local businesses, staff, family and friends. Donations can be collected at the firm’s offices in Macklin Street in Derby’s St Peters Quarter and at Union Street in Ashbourne and then delivered to the Hope Centre in Curzon Street.

The Peak Pilgrimage

As part of the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the plague, the people of Eyam Church have created a permanent new pilgrimage route for walkers through the Peak District National Park – the 35 mile Peak Pilgrimage route from Ilam to Eyam ‐ opened in July 2015. This initiative is supported by the Diocese of Derby and the Peak District National Park.

Local Businesses Support Derby Spring Classic Sportive

Two Derby businesses have pledged their support for Derby’s major cycling sportive events this year. 

Geldards and Radleigh Homes, both based on Pride Park, will be the main sponsors for the Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday May 1 and then the North Derbyshire Challenge on Sunday September 18. Both companies will be working with organisers Cycle Derby and HUUB Events to stage the events. Staff from both companies will also be competing in the event – joining hundreds of cyclists of all ages and abilities who will be taking to the roads around the county.

Poem a Month for March 2016

We thought Being a Woman by Parminder Kaur was a brilliant way to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March. We enjoyed the lively language and spirited approach to both poetry and being a woman.- Ali & Priscilla

This poem describes what it is like to be a modern woman in the twenty first century and celebrating this uniqueness with the world.- Parminder Kaur

Being a Woman

Smith Cooper Supports Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Team Challenge

Midlands based business advisors and accountants Smith Cooper have announced that they will again sponsor the Team Challenge as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in Derby on Sunday 17th July.

Teams of three will have the chance to race twice during the day with each member tackling one of the three Triathlon stages. The Team Challenge consists of a 200m swim in Markeaton Lake, followed by a 10km cycle on a closed-road circular route into the city centre and back to the park and finally a 2.5km run.


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