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27th September 2021

HAPPINESS AT WORK IS LIKE A GOOD CAKE - IT HAS THREE TIERS

THIS WEEK marks International Week of Happiness at Work (20-26 September) and, with work playing such a major role in our lives, it’s crucial that we experience happiness in the office as well as in our personal lives.
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27th September 2021

Derby BIDs Ensure City Centre Businesses Can Join Crime-Fighting Partnership

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have joined forces with Derbyshire Business Crime Reduction Partnership (DBCRP) to make it easier for businesses to work together to reduce crime and anti-social behavio
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27th September 2021

WILLMOTT DIXON’S LEICESTERSHIRE PROJECTS INCLUDED IN NATIONAL OPEN DOORS INITIATIVE

THE public can get a preview of Willmott Dixon’s work to create Leicestershire County Council’s new waste transfer station and Iveshead School’s modular extension as part of Open Doors week between 4-9 October.
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24th September 2021

Creative Agency Creative62 help establish Leicestershire’s only All Girls Football Academy

Senior Graphic Designer at Leicester creative agency Creative62, Adam Lister, has offered his creative skills and branding knowledge to aid with the set-up of Leicestershire’s only all Girls Football Academy for girls aged between 6-16 years old.
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24th September 2021

Farmer & Carlisle Toyota donates £2k to Rainbows

A Leicestershire car dealer has donated £2,000 to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People towards a refurbishment of its Sensory Garden.
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24th September 2021

Robinson partners with The History of Parliament Trust to celebrate 300 years of Leadership and Innovation

Robinson – the manufacturer specialising in value-added custom packaging – is the proud partner of a new publication to celebrate the best of British leadership, launched this week with The History of Parliament Trust at Westminster Abbey.
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24th September 2021

Derby’s best-loved indoor market, The Eagle Market, has announced a celebration event, taking place this weekend.

On Saturday 25th September from 11am – 3pm, visitors are invited to Celebration Saturday at The Eagle Market, where they can listen to luxury live music from Midlands-based singers Mr & Mrs Grey.
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23rd September 2021

Chesterfield Nursery Fundraises for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Staff and children at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ children’s nursery in Chesterfield have undertaken a fundraising challenge inspired by one of their parents to raise money for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.
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23rd September 2021

Nottingham contractor to 'Open Doors' to public next month

The public can get a preview of Willmott Dixon’s innovative digital technology which is used to create some of the Midland’s most high-profile new developments, as part of Open Doors week between 4-9 October.
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23rd September 2021

WORK COMPLETES ON LEICESTERSHIRE’S NEW INDEPENDENT LIVING SCHEME

Construction of Ashby-de-la-Zouch’s new £12.5 million Springfields Independent Living Scheme is now complete, thanks to national contractor Willmott Dixon.
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23rd September 2021

IT experts show sporting side with hat-trick of sponsorship deals

Ilkeston-based managed IT specialist IDT has announced a trio of sponsorships with sports and leisure clubs – the latest in a string of deals with prominent East Midlands-based sporting organisations secured by the fast-growing firm.
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22nd September 2021

Appeal in memory of Croots Farm Shop owner raises more than £7,000

More than £7,000 has been raised in memory of popular farm shop owner Steve Croot, who ran Croots Farm Shop near Duffield in Derbyshire with his wife Kay.
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22nd September 2021

Property consultancy announced as lead sponsor of Ashby RFC

A leading property consultancy is once again backing Ashby RFC as players from its first team return to the pitch for the first time since March 2020.
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22nd September 2021

National Fitness and Wellness charity challenge launched to support emergency services

Emergency services teams and those that support the blue light community are being encouraged to register to take part in a month-long fitness and wellbeing charity challenge to raise money for four emergency services charities.  
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20th September 2021

Hardy Signs Team Climb Snowdon to Fundraise for YMCA

We are pleased to again be involved with what is the YMCA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We are hoping that this year’s event will see an even bigger turnout than last, raising vital funds for the charity.
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20th September 2021

Hope Against Cancer set to receive donations from holiday-goers after Charitable Travel confirms beneficiary status.

Leicestershire and Rutland’s very own cancer charity, Hope Against Cancer, have been awarded a place as a beneficiary charity of Charitable Travel’s 2021 More to Explore,Malta Campaign.
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20th September 2021

Donate unwanted sports kit at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre

Residents are being asked to dig through their drawers and see if they can spare any unwanted sports kit for children.
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20th September 2021

Afternoon tea gives students a tasty challenge

Catering and hospitality students brought colour, flavour and flair to an afternoon tea challenge at West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant last week.
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17th September 2021

A warm and wild welcome at West Notts!

As a new academic year dawned, students at West Nottinghamshire College were welcomed back to their studies with a fun-packed welcome week.
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17th September 2021

KH Hair weighs in for Recycle Week

East Midlands salon group, KH Hair, has revealed that, since joining a recycling initiative just three months ago, it has diverted 83kg of metals and foil from landfill – that’s about as heavy as three Dalmatians!
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17th September 2021

Roadgas partners with local businesses for Great Big Green Week tree planting initiative

Nottingham-based Roadgas, the UK’s leading supplier of natural gas and biomethane refuelling station infrastructure, has made a significant pledge in partnership with local businesses as part of their commitment to the Climate Coalition’s Great Big Green
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17th September 2021

Russell Roof Tiles Raising Big at Charity Golf Tournament

Burton based, leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles’ (RRT) Ryder Cup style charity golf tournament was back for 2021, raising over £5,000 for Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes.
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17th September 2021

East Mids Construction and Property Sector tees off to raise £3,000 for SWITCH UP

Professionals involved in the East Midlands construction and property sector recently took part in a charity golf day at Norwood Park, raising £3,000 in aid of the charity SWITCH UP.
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16th September 2021

Space Park Leicester embraces nature with £20,000 biodiversity project

The grounds of a new research and innovation centre launched to support Leicester’s fast-growing space industry are to be transformed into a wildlife friendly zone by the end of October 2021.
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16th September 2021

Epic cycle ride in aid of Nottingham therapeutic horticulture scheme

A Nottingham woman is currently cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise £10,000 in support of a city therapeutic horticulture scheme.
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16th September 2021

Penguin PR proud to sponsor the drama on the night hammer fell on Derby’s popular rams

The owners of a Derby public relations company Penguin PR say they were “thrilled and proud” to have been the sponsors of a rams auction event, the grand finale to a 12-week sculpture trail.
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16th September 2021

Rhodes Wealth Management's marathon effort for YMCA Derbyshire

The world of traders was exchanged for trainers by the team at Rhodes Wealth Management who have run, walked or cycled an astonishing 2,363km in aid of YMCA Derbyshire.
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15th September 2021

Local Runners Tackle Virtual London Marathon For Safe and Sound

Three local runners are tackling the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon on Sunday October 3 to raise money for Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound.
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15th September 2021

BPR Medical supports UK’s first climate-friendly gas and air labour

Mum Kaja Gersinska has become the first person in the UK to use climate-friendly pain relief during labour after giving birth at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
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15th September 2021

Developer builds big-top dreams for disadvantaged children

East Midlands housebuilder Peter James Homes has made dreams come true for dozens of disadvantaged children by treating them to a trip to the circus.
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15th September 2021

Leicester’s Books4Home appeal

Andrew Granger & Co is pleased to announce we are supporting the Rotary Club of Leicester’s Books4Home appeal.
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14th September 2021

Midlands Sustainability Summit – the path to Net Zero

This year’s Summit, delivered in partnership with the University of Derby, will build on the continued activity to support the transition to a low carbon economy and the path to Net Zero. 
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14th September 2021

Doing good during bad times

Over the past 18 months, the charity sector has been seen to go over and beyond to support the diverse communities in and around Leicester. Shama Women’s Centre is one of these amazing charities; having realigned our services to ensure alternative opportu
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14th September 2021

NOTTS LAW FIRM UNVEILS NOMINATED CHARITIES AFTER FIRST FUNDRAISER

Leading city centre law firm Nelsons has announced its nominated charities for the coming year, after completing its first round of fundraising for the organisations during a summer team challenge.
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14th September 2021

CHILDREN FIRST DERBY LADIES LUNCH EVENT PROVES TO BE A SELL OUT SUCCESS

Local charity Children First Derby celebrated the hugely successful return of its popular Annual Fundraising Ladies Lunch Event, held on 8th September 2021 at Morley Hayes Derby, which raised over £1800 to help support local vulnerable children, young peo
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11th September 2021

UK Utilities Experts Invited to Help Change Young Lives

Utility companies across the UK are being invited to pool their expertise and join a pioneering project aimed at improving the lives of children and their communities in a remote area of Kenya.
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10th September 2021

REAL FOUNDATION TRUST OPENS LANDMARK BUILDING

The transformation of The Landmark at Pleasley into a new social hub and sports centre has been completed by the R.E.A.L Foundation Trust.
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10th September 2021

Central England Co-op achieves top environmental standards recognition for the fourth time

Central England Co-op has been re-awarded three Carbon Trust Standards for reducing its carbon emissions, waste and water use for the fourth time.
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10th September 2021

Nottingham Rugby Club Scores Sponsorship from The RU Group

The RU Group, one of the region’s leading wealth management and financial advice firms, has secured key sponsorship of Nottingham Rugby Club for the 2021/22 season, starting this September.
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8th September 2021

Not long now until the popular Leicestershire Ride+Stride event

Local property firm Andrew Granger & Co Ltd has sponsored the upcoming Leicestershire Ride+Stride for the eighth year in a row.
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8th September 2021

World Record Evidence Submitted

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound have submitted detailed evidence to Guinness World Records in their bid to become a record breaker for the ‘largest display of butterfly replicas’.
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8th September 2021

BODIE HODGES FOUNDATION LAUNCH CAPITAL APPEAL FOR SUPPORT

In 2020, Leicestershire based charity, The Bodie Hodges Foundation, shared exciting news with their supporters and community about a large investment they were to receive from a private investor, to support core costs and the purchase of a building which
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8th September 2021

The VAL Awards Return to Honour Leicestershire's Charity Sector Heroes

Following the success of 2019’s inaugural awards, Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) is once more calling for the public to nominate the individuals, charities and voluntary organisations that have made a significant impact during the pandemic.
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8th September 2021

The Island Quarter supports Nottingham's largest domestic abuse charity with £10,000 donation

THE DEVELOPER behind Nottingham’s The Island Quarter site, The Conygar Investment Company PLC, has donated £10,000 to Juno Women’s Aid
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7th September 2021

Champions (UK) plc sponsors Rothley 10k event

Alongside lead sponsor, wealth management firm Mattioli Woods plc, Midland-based brand agency Champions (UK) plc has been announced as a new sponsor for 2021’s Rothley10k charity event.
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7th September 2021

The Access Group to match every penny staff raise for Bipolar UK as it names its Charity of the Year

The Access Group, a leading provider of business software, has announced Bipolar UK as its UK Charity of the Year for 2021/2022, pledging to match every pound its people raise. 
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7th September 2021

Heathcotes launches initiative to give voice to services

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has launched an initiative to give the people at its services an influential voice in shaping future changes and improvements.
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7th September 2021

The Access Group to match every penny staff raise for Bipolar UK as it names its Charity of the Year

The Access Group, a leading provider of business software, has announced Bipolar UK as its UK Charity of the Year for 2021/2022, pledging to match every pound its people raise. 
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2nd September 2021

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation supports 400 children over summer; RDS provides sponsorship

400 children access Derbyshire Cricket Foundation’s Falcon Summer Camp with support from RDS
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1st September 2021

POVERTY CHARITY WELCOMES AMAZON’S SUPPORT

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield has made a £1,000 donation to a poverty charity in Bolsover.
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1st September 2021

Digital Space’s Big Sleep Out challenge raises £3,300 for charity

Newark-based IT provider, Digital Space has raised more than £3,300 for homelessness charity, Newark Emmaus Trust, following its first ever Big Sleep Out event.
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25th August 2021

World Record Attempt Marks Next Stage In Charity Growth

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound are gearing up for a world record attempt to spearhead the next phase of their Butterfly Appeal.
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19th August 2021

Housebuilders donate towards outdoor play equipment at Ripley Infant School

Ripley Infant School has received a £500 donation towards new outdoor play equipment from two housebuilders in the town.
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15th August 2021

Superior Wellness recognised for sustainability

Europe’s largest hot tub and swim spa distributor, Superior Wellness has been recognised for demonstrating a commitment to sustainable business practices.
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14th August 2021

Leicestershire wellbeing company bolsters employment team

A former Legal Executive with a dazzling record for business development has been added to the employment arm of a Leicestershire wellbeing company.
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12th August 2021

Nottingham contractor rolls out sustainability initiatives across the region

Local contractor Willmott Dixon has launched a range of initiatives that aim to improve sustainability across Nottinghamshire, as part of its pledge to reduce carbon emissions.
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11th August 2021

Going for Gold! Tokyo Olympic Games are inspiring youngsters in Derbyshire to take up sport

A BUSINESS which runs sports clubs for children in Derbyshire says it is having its busiest summer as youngsters look to emulate their Olympic heroes in Tokyo.
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11th August 2021

Derby BIDs Back Environmental and Business Support Initiative

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have teamed up with the international social impact company Too Good To Go to help and support more city centre businesses to reduce their food waste.
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10th August 2021

City champions enjoy a "moving" and "magnificent" first visit to Nottingham Castle

TWO NOTTINGHAM champions of art and culture, British textile manufacturer and collector Sir Harry Djanogly and sought-after contemporary artist, master potter and renowned author Edmund de Waal CBE, have taken a first look at their contributions to Nott
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10th August 2021

National Stone Centre to be Transformed into World-Class Visitor Experience

The National Stone Centre near Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Dales will be transformed into a world-class visitor experience as it today reveals a new partnership with industry body, the Institute of Quarrying.
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10th August 2021

Work underway to create the UK’s first International Air and Space Training Institute

The initial home for IASTI Newark is taking shape.
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10th August 2021

BREW BEAT: LEICESTER’S FIRST CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL HITS THE STREETS OVER THE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY

Eat, drink and be merry this August bank holiday as Leicester welcomes its first ever craft beer and music festival to the city.
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10th August 2021

Hardy Signs Exhibiting at Love Business Expo 2022

As everything starts to settle down and events are on the rise, it’s about time we booked our first face-to-face exhibition! We will be present at the Love Business Expo 2022 on the 17th of February at the Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough.
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10th August 2021

MIDLANDS INDUSTRIAL MARKET PERFORMING STRONGLY WITH NEW STOCK AVAILABLE

Lutterworth-based Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, Wells McFarlane report strong activity in the Midlands industrial sector as the firm brings another new property to the market.
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10th August 2021

DIGITAL POVERTY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE

The WeMakeICTPossible campaign has launched a second phase in its aim to tackle digital poverty across Mansfield and Ashfield.
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9th August 2021

KEGWORTH TEAM RUNS FOR HEROES

A charity established in 2020 to support the NHS has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth.
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9th August 2021

Nottingham architect uses ‘licence to thrill’ to aid housing charity

The founder of Acres Architects is offering generous thrill-seekers the chance to experience break-neck speeds alongside him after recently qualifying as a racing driver.
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9th August 2021

CITY FOOD PARCEL CHARITY SETS UP PIONEERING COMMUNITY LAUNDRY

A NOTTINGHAM food bank which helped thousands of people during the pandemic is extending its services to include a free community launderette. 
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9th August 2021

A new campaign created by employers for employers to boost mental health and productivity by encouraging open conversations in workplaces in the East Midlands has been officially launched.

“Bridge the Gap, Starta Chat” has been launched by the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) to give businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors the help they need to encourage staff and bosses alike to open up about their mental health.
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6th August 2021

New base and senior hires for expanding Leicestershire firm BHW

A leading independent commercial law firm has accelerated its growth with the acquisition of both new office space and a prominent senior associate.
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5th August 2021

Nottingham salon in city centre street clean

KH Hair hosted one of the first ever ‘Trashy Hairdressers Days’ at the weekend in a bid to clean up the streets in Nottingham City centre.
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5th August 2021

Grantham Charity Festival Returns This Weekend In Memory Of Beloved Wife and Mother

On Saturday 7th August, Knipfest returns once again to raise money for charities including St Barnabas Hospice, in memory of Julie Copley. The popular music festival will be held at Woodnook, home of the Kesteven Rugby Football Club.
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5th August 2021

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LGBT+ CHARITY RECEIVES DONATION FROM AMAZON

A charity that supports children and young people who identify as LGBT+ has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre team in Sutton-in-Ashfield.
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4th August 2021

News release: £250K awarded to Nottingham College to give young people life-changing work experiences abroad

Up to 100 students from Nottingham College will be given once in a lifetime overseas work experience opportunities thanks to the College’s success in attracting over £250K in funding from the Turing Scheme.
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4th August 2021

NORTH NOTTS COUNTING DOWN TO PARTY IN THE SQUARE

NORTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE is getting ready for the long-awaited return of Party in the Square, a music festival taking place in Retford Market Square on August Bank Holiday Sunday (August 29).
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4th August 2021

Tough Mudder Charity Success

Superior Wellness smashed their fundraising target by taking part in the gruelling obstacle course ‘Tough Mudder’ in aid of Fibromyalgia Action UK.
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4th August 2021

Notts HR firm graduates get green fingered at Rainbows

A team of colleagues from Nottinghamshire based HR firm, MHR, have been getting green fingered in the Eco Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
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4th August 2021

Celebrating ten years with translation company PAB Languages!

Two key members of the team at translation services firm PAB Languages are celebrating a professional milestone.
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4th August 2021

A Whopper of an opening in Worksop

The flame grill everyone has been waiting for is finally here
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4th August 2021

Housing developer helps townsfolk enjoy all the fun of the fayre

People in Harborough were able to enjoy all the fun of the fayre thanks to a free bus service funded by a housing developer.
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4th August 2021

CELEBRATING 28TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 1 MILLION SIGNS

This month we celebrate our 28th anniversary this month. Founded in 1993 by Nik Hardy, the company have become the UK leading professional and digital signage supplier to a wide range of sectors.
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30th July 2021

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE RETURNS TO GROWTH IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Business confidence in the East Midlands bounced back from a dip in June, rising seven points during July to 38%, the second highest score of any region across the UK, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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30th July 2021

MICROLISE EXTENDS TRANSAID SUPPORT FOR A FURTHER THREE YEARS

Microlise, a connected asset provider to fleet operators and product manufacturers, has renewed its support for international transport development charity Transaid for a further three years.
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29th July 2021

Organisations sought to deliver start-up and scale-up support

The Business Gateway Growth Hub, working with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Leicester City Council is inviting quotations for the delivery of a programme of business support for start-up and scale-up businesses across
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29th July 2021

Summer Programme Supports Vulnerable Children and Families

Specialist charity Safe and Sound has secured funding from the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) to run a four-week programme for young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation.
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29th July 2021

Step into summer with fun-filled family activities at Derbion

Derby’s best-loved shopping destination is set to welcome visitors for a summer jam-packed with fun activities, including an indoor beach and character meet-and-greets, so shoppers can enjoy a taste of holiday closer to home during the school holidays.
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29th July 2021

New biomethane refuelling station opens in Newark, Nottinghamshire, supporting the decarbonisation of local fleets

CNG Fuels today announces the opening of a new low-carbon HGV refuelling station in Newark, Nottinghamshire, enabling local fleet operators to decarbonise haulage emissions, save money and reduce air pollution by running vehicles on 100% renewable biometh
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28th July 2021

More must be done to support disabled people into work

Responding to the new National Disability Strategy from the Department for Work and Pensions, Federation of Small Businesses National Chair Mike Cherry said:
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28th July 2021

WORKSOP FOOD BANK WELCOMES AMAZON’S SUPPORT

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield has donated £1,000 worth of products to a food bank in Worksop.
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28th July 2021

Security specialists win major accolade in recognition of work with Armed Forces

Security solutions provider Octavian Security UK has been awarded Silver Accreditation by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, one of the most prestigious accolades of its kind in the UK.
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28th July 2021

LOCAL MANUFACTURER CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING SAFETY SUCCESS

Employees at JELD-WEN Stairs in Melton Mowbray have celebrated a record-breaking safety milestone, after reaching 2,650 days without a lost working day.
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28th July 2021

32 EAST MIDLANDS EMPLOYERS ACHIEVE SILVER EMPLOYER RECOGNITION SCHEME 2021 AWARDS

A record 32 organisations throughout the East Midlands have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community. Another five companies have had their Silver Awards re-validated after hold
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27th July 2021

Nottingham Playhouse - Little Red Riding Hood - Christmas 2021

This Christmas, Nottingham Playhouse is to stage a brand new adaptation of the classic children’s story Little Red Riding Hood.
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27th July 2021

FOOD GROUP COMMITS TO BOOSTING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE WITH HIKING CHALLENGE

LEADING food and drink consultancy The Good Food Group is planning to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise vital funds for mental health charity Mind.
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27th July 2021

Derventio’s award-winning homeless scheme Home4Me is extended for another year

An award-winning Derby scheme which works one-to-one with homeless people who have struggled to keep a roof over their heads has been extended for a further year.
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27th July 2021

HOW PLACE ATTACHMENT CAN - AND SHOULD - INFORM THE WAY WE DESIGN FOR COMMUNITIES

In 2021, after more than a year of confinement to our homes, it has become apparent that having a strong, positive connection to the space around us is more important than ever. A study by OnePoll for Yale even found that 58% of Brits have developed a n
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27th July 2021

WORLD-RENOWNED TWYCROSS ZOO LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR YOUNG CONSERVATIONISTS IN NOTTINGHAM

Twycross Zoo is launching a search in Nottingham for the conservationists of tomorrow, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a behind the scenes experience as one of the Zoo’s newest recruits.
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27th July 2021

Derbyshire CCTV boss urges homeowners to act over fears burglaries will return to pre-pandemic levels

A CCTV expert said eight out of ten homeowners were concerned about leaving their homes when they return to work or take a break after ‘Freedom Day’ on July 19.
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