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Derby, UK
Saturday, 14th December 2019

Thousands of Midlands children are able to access essential equipment following Newlife Plea for councils to review rules

Newlife
The number of UK councils with potentially unlawful restrictions on the provision of essential equipment to disabled children has dropped by more than a third in just one year thanks to a campaign by Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. New data released today reveals...

Universal Credit and Christmas paydays

Universal Credit online
Derby Homes have issued some advice for tenants and residents who both work and receive Universal Credit. You may need to make sure your employer knows how to correctly report your December salary pay date to HMRC to make sure you get the right amount...

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Reduce your waste this Christmas
Christmas is nearly here, so it’s time to check when bin collections will take place over the festive seasons as there will be some changes. The service will be taking a break between Wednesday 25th December and Thursday 2nd January. We will be operating a...

Free parking for Small Business Saturday

Parking at Chapel Street and Abbey Street car parks will be free on Saturday 7th December, as Derby City Council supports Small Business Saturday. The national event, first held in the UK in 2013, aims to encourage people to ‘shop local’ and support small independent...

Derby to benefit from project to boost opportunities for children

TALK Derby
TALK Derby, a major Government programme aimed at improving education and future job opportunities of local children, has been expanded to cover the entire city. TALK Derby was launched last June with the aim of improving children’s social mobility by supporting development of their speech,...

Events celebrate opening of the new Normanton Library

The new Normanton Library has officially opened to the public, marking the start of four days of events to celebrate and showcase the new community facilities. Derby’s Mayor, Councillor Frank Harwood, cut the ribbon at the new library which is based at St Augustine’s Community...

High Five to 5!

On Monday Derby City Council recognised the best of Derby’s fantastic food businesses at the High Five to 5 awards. Since the introduction of the Food Standards Agency’s National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in 2012 all food businesses are given a rating of 0-5...

SEND Improvement plans launch in Derby

SEND improvement
Derby City Council and Derby and NHS Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (DDCCG) have announced plans to improve services in the city for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our plan is in response to the Ofsted and CQC Local...

Inaugural UK ghost story festival to take place in Derby

Quad arts centre incl gallery, café and cinema
The first edition of the UK Ghost Story Festival (UKGSF) will be taking place in Derby this month at QUAD and the Museum at the Wardwick venues. With Derby's reputation as one of the UK's most haunted cities, the festival will be an atmospheric...

Derby Market Hall trader stars in TV ad

Derby Market Hall trader Paige Poynton from the popular Poyntons is making her debut television appearance this December by presenting a television commercial to promote the special one day Christmas Market taking place on Saturday 7 December. This is part of the Derby City Council...