Major milestone for Derby’s £45m full fibre broadband project
(July 26 2021, Derby News) A £45 million project to install full fibre broadband across Derby has reached a major milestone, with work in the first areas being completed. CityFibre, which is delivering the project, has said that more than 8,000 broadband users in parts of Derby can now benefit from the fastest, most reliable […]
Rolls-Royce to invest £80m to develop battery tech for electric aircraft
(June 17 2021, Derby News) Rolls-Royce has announced it is to invest tens of millions of pounds and create hundreds of jobs as it looks to develop energy storage systems for electric aircraft. The firm, which has its civil aerospace division in Derby, is looking to develop energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft […]
Rolls-Royce opens world’s largest and smartest aerospace testbed
(June 2 2021, Derby News) Rolls-Royce has officially opened the world’s largest and smartest indoor aerospace testbed in Derby. Testbed 80, created at the engineering giant’s civil aerospace division, at Sinfin, will be used to test the most efficient aero engines of today – and the even more sustainable propulsion systems of the future. Recently, […]
JCB digs Derbyshire-built Toyota
(May 5 2021, Derby News) Digger manufacturer JCB is taking delivery of a new fleet of cars made in Derbyshire by Toyota Manufacturing UK. The construction equipment manufacturer has ordered a fleet of 40 Corolla Touring Sports models, which are built at Toyota’s Burnaston plant. The cars, which feature self-charging hybrid electric technology, will be […]