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    North Derbyshire Radio

Month: February 2022

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Local News

Police and Crime Commissioner announces action on illegal encampments in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster has called together local leaders and MP Lee Rowley to strengthen the way in which illegal encampments are tackled in Derbyshire. The Commissioner, in response to local concerns, has created a rapid reaction taskforce to ensure a swift and joint approach to the issue. Commissioner Angelique Foster was joined by North East Derbyshire MP Lee Rowley and officers from North East Derbyshire District […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 5

World News

UEFA and FIFA suspend Russia from all competitions

The decision affects tournaments including the Champions League, and the World Cup Russia have been suspended from all UEFA and FIFA competitions, including the World Cup play-offs, the governing bodies have announced. Continental bosses UEFA and global governors FIFA have made the joint decision on a temporary expulsion for Russia from all club and national fixtures. Both UEFA and FIFA have removed Russia from all fixtures until “football can again […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 4

World News

UK ramps up Russia sanctions as Johnson warns Putin of colossal mistake

Liz Truss says all Russian banks would be hit with a full asset freeze within days Britain has announced new sanctions against Russian banks to heap pressure on Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine, as Downing Street eyed the possibility that economic pressure could bring down the Russian president’s regime. Boris Johnson said Mr Putin had made a “colossal mistake” in invading Ukraine, and praised the country for its […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 4

Local News

Grants awarded to help combat drug and alcohol dependency across Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council have awarded grants totalling £184,000 to 5 organisations that will provide alcohol and drug recovery support projects. The Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Dependence Grants programme was set up in 2015 to fund projects that provide recovery activities across Derbyshire. Organisations which apply for the funding must demonstrate how the project would help Derbyshire residents throughout treatment and into long-term recovery. This could be things like, improving […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 7

World News

This is not diplomacy we are at war Ukrainian MP calls for more Western help

A Ukrainian MP in Kyiv has called on western powers like the UK to do more to help following Russia’s invasion, warning “this is not about diplomacy any more… we are at war”. Inna Sovsun, deputy leader of the Holos Party, said even stricter economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia and that Ukrainians require thousands more weapons, while a no-fly zone needs to be set up over the country […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 5

World News

Bank of England considers withdrawing affordability test for mortgage lending

The Bank of England is considering ditching an affordability rule for mortgage lending and wants to know what impact this could have on the market. Two recommendations were introduced in 2014 to help guard against a material increase in household indebtedness that could potentially make an economic downturn worse. These were a loan-to-income limit and the affordability test, which specifies a “stress interest rate” for lenders to consider when assessing […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 5

Local News

Council leader pledges to keep Derbyshire libraries open.

Leader of Derbyshire County Council Councillor Barry Lewis has renewed his pledge to keep all libraries open across the county. Councillor Lewis, who is also Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture, Tourism and Climate Change, reiterated his ‘no libraries will close on my watch’ statement after it was claimed that some of our libraries may close due to communities not coming forward to volunteer to run them. Councillor Lewis said: […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 6

World News

Scottish FA joins counterparts in refusing to face Russia until further notice

The Scottish Football Association has joined its English and Welsh counterparts in refusing to face Russia at any level until further notice. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted a number of European associations to say they would refuse to play against them, including the Polish, Swedish and Czech federations, who are part of a four-team World Cup play-off draw with Russia. Scotland are due to face Ukraine in a […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 5

World News

Unacceptable Truss statements sparked Putins nuclear alert Kremlin claims

Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s nuclear deterrent on high alert after “absolutely unacceptable” remarks by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the Kremlin has claimed. The Russian president said he had placed Moscow’s nuclear forces on a “special regime of combat duty” in response to “aggressive statements” from members of the Nato defence alliance. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov went further on Monday to blame the escalation during Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on Ms […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 5

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