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23 May 11:04am

Derby was once ahead of its time, but reliance on making leaves it exposed

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After news of 9,000 job losses at Rolls-Royce, the city is having to imagine a future beyond manufacturing Next month was supposed to bring 12 months of festivities to Derby, with a series of commemorative events celebrating three centuries of proud manufacturing history. The pandemic stalled those plans and then, last week, the city’s industrial pride was dealt another blow. Derby’s biggest private-sector employer, jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, announced that a worldwide slump in air travel meant it would
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