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Derby Cathedral looking for apprentice verger

The appointment will be the first of its kind in the county Credit: ITV News Central

Derby Cathedral is looking to take on an apprentice verger - the first appointment of its kind in the country.

Vergers help the clergy in conducting services and welcoming visitors, but also perform more functional duties such as looking after the church and its possessions.

The deadline for applications is 15th January Credit: ITV News Central

The Diocese is working with Derby College to find a young person suitable for the role. The successful candidate will get paid £151.60 a week and gain a Church of England Guild of Vergers diploma at the end of the one year apprenticeship.

The deadline for applications is 15th January.

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Derby Cathedral Peregrine Falcon to be a mum again

Peregrine Falcon with her egg Credit: Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

In the early hours of this morning, Derby Cathedral's Peregrine Falcon laid her first egg of 2014.

Peregrine Falcon eggs are a deep reddish-brown colour.

You can watch the proud mum-to-be live via web cam here.

The proud mum-to-be Credit: Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

Last year falcon fans had to wait until April 3rd for the first egg and this year she is one day later than 2008, when she laid on March 28th.

The earliest ever date was in 2009 when she laid on March 23rd.

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