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As part of their reopening strategy Curves Ilkeston is offering solo sessions for anyone wanting to start working out, anyone who might be nervous about going to the gym and anyone with any specific health concerns.

Annie Thompson

Develop Training is seeing the first signs of success from a national training programme designed to champion women in the utilities industry.

The Women in Utilities success programme initially offered free places to eight female candidates keen to progress in this traditionally male-dominated industry.

Now, the first woman to be accepted on the programme last year, Annie Thompson (29), is celebrating a major promotion from her administrative role with Northern Gas Networks to managing contracts on gas holder demolition sites.

Have you ever been part of a group that is looking to organise a night of entertainment, but everyone is stuck for ideas? It’s often the case in this scenario that you end up doing the same old activities. However, thanks to the innovation of local businesses, casino-themed nights have become a popular unique idea for organised entertainment.

We all deserve fun in our busy lives, and few activities on this path can measure up as well as parties. The only downside of this is that with so many choices, narrowing down what you want can be complicated and time-consuming. Focussing on the idea of a casino theme, we want to explore one small slice of what is possible, for your next celebration or get-together.

An award-winning public relations agency has cemented its reopening with another strong partnership, after a top house-building firm became its latest client.  Nottingham-based Peter James Homes is the latest signing for Poppy PR, which is headed up by Tina Clough and is celebrating 10 years in business.

The Poppy PR team will be providing the developer with traditional PR services, including press releases, as well as helping to coordinate its social media presence and boosting community relations.

A Derby-based recruitment agency has warned that a business bounce back will only be successful if companies anticipate gaps in their workforce post-Covid19. 

Sky Recruitment Solutions, based on The Strand, is predicting that many business owners could be caught off guard if furloughed staff decide not to return to work, and redundancies are made too hastily.  

As many businesses have shut down and paused their activity amid the Covid19 crisis, Derby-based Sky Recruitment Solutions and sister company Capella Professional have signed on the dotted line with Poppy-PR as part of its 'green shoots' approach.

The Leicestershire PR company, with roots in Derbyshire, will provide public relations and social media services to the team. 

Ilkeston Town is a football club based in Derbyshire that currently features in the Northern Premier League Division One South East.

The Venetian casino-hotel resort found in the Chinese enclave of Macao has reportedly shut down all their casinos on a temporary basis due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The outbreak of the coronavirus is causing havoc across the globe and Macao is the latest location to take action on trying to prevent any more fatalities. The Portuguese colony said on Tuesday that they will temporarily close down all their casinos after the coronavirus has struck again.

The Cheltenham Festival marks one of the biggest weeks of the year for bookmakers up and down the country thanks to the huge interest in the top class racing action.

Millions of pounds are gambled on the various races that take place at the Cheltenham Festival every year across a variety of different bookmakers and betting stalls, making it one of the most lucrative sporting events of the year.