Derbyshire news in brief

Tots can find out where birds go during the winter at a special event.

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014, 1:41 pm

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Nature Tots club for pre-school children will learn about bird migration at its next get-together.

The event, which will take place at the Whistlestop Centre at Matlock Bath between 10am and 11.30am on Monday, December 15, will reveal where many of our birds go this winter and advise how to help those that have stayed behind to face the cold.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said: “We always welcome new adventurers so if your child has not been before, this meeting will be a great introduction to the Nature Tots group.”

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For more information about the event, call Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 during normal office hours.

A young man has changed his life thanks to a programme which helps people between the ages of 18 and 24 find jobs.

D-Jay Emery, of Langwith, clinched his ideal outdoor job at the village’s Rhubarb Farm with help from the Talent Match programme.

He said: “I’m thrilled.”

North Derbyshire Animal Support is to hold an indoor Christmas sale at the weekend.

The event, which will include a raffle, tombola and refreshments, will take place at the charity shop on Woodhouse Lane, Bolsover, between 10.30am and 3pm on Saturday.

For more information about the event, call 01246 498569.

New Whittington Christmas market and lights switch-on will take place at St Patrick’s Church hall, High Street, between 4pm and 9pm on Saturday.

Chesterfield-born Martin Holland has won the final of BBC show The Great Interior Design Challenge. Martin, who now lives in Nottingham, said he was delighted to win.