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Monday, 24th June 2019

Surge in vandalism puts popular e-Bike scheme’s future in doubt

The future of Derby’s electric bicycle scheme is in doubt, due to a recent unprecedented surge in criminal behaviour. The scheme, introduced at the end of June 2018, has exceeded all expectations, and has seen over 7,000 riders travel nearly 150,000 miles in total since...

National Monument Against Violence and Aggression ‘The Knife Angel’ is to visit Derby

Derby has been chosen as one of the cities across the country to host the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression. Known as the ‘Knife Angel’, the spectacular 27ft sculpture, made from up to 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife banks during police amnesties across...

One man in five dies before he is old enough to retire; help to do something about it

This week (10th – 16th June) is Men's Health Week. This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to...

Livewell’s volunteer programme receives shining accolade!

Livewell’s volunteer programme has been recognised as a leading local example during National Volunteer Week. The Derby City Council run service was awarded joint first place in the Community Action category of the Shining Star awards on Tuesday 4th June at St Martin’s Church and Community Centre...

Resurfacing work on Ascot Drive and Osmaston Road

Road works sign
From Monday, work will start to resurface the junction of Ascot Drive and Osmaston Road, this will complement the cycle improvements that are currently being installed, alongside new traffic signals, pedestrian crossing facilities and resurfaced footways. Over 3,000sqm of road surface will be resurfaced...

Public thanked for their views on new Assembly Rooms’ designs

Artist impression of New Assembly Rooms design
A two-week engagement period on the emerging designs for the New Assembly Rooms has ended. Derby City Council would like to thank members of the public and stakeholders who gave their views on the emerging designs to transform the Assembly Rooms into a vibrant new...

New agency will speed up adoption for children in care

Adoption East Midlands
A new adoption agency will offer children in care the stability and security they need to achieve their potential. The launch of the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), part of Adoption East Midlands, will transform the lives of children and their adoptive families. Every year the RAA...

Work to commence on the next phase of A52 scheme

A52
With over 18 million vehicles using the road each year, the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme is a key infrastructure project for our city, which will bring significant benefits to a congested part of Derby’s principal road network, offering improved access to the city...

Mayor raises flag for the Rams

Today (Friday 24th May) the new Mayor, Cllr Frank Harwood, started his second full day in office raising the flag of Derby County. The flag is flying in the Sir Peter Hilton Gardens to support the team as they head to Wembley for the Championship...

Young abuse victims turn to song to confront past experiences

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has praised the achievements of a group of teenagers who have produced and written songs as part of their recovery from sexual abuse. The Commissioner met the young victims and their families alongside multiagency support workers at Force...