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    North Derbyshire Radio

Month: March 2022

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Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

Boris Johnson has dramatically dropped plans for the Government to ban so-called LGBT conversion therapy, it has been confirmed. A leaked Downing Street briefing paper seen by ITV News said “the PM has agreed we should not move forward with legislation” to outlaw the practice. In response, a Government spokesman said they had decided to look at how existing law could be applied more effectively as well as “other non-legislative […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 10

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Lewis Hamilton I have struggled mentally and emotionally for a long time

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he is “struggling mentally and emotionally” and said it is a “constant effort to keep going”. The seven-time Formula One world champion, who finished 10th at last Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, made the admission via a post on his Instagram story on Thursday. “It has been such a tough year already with everything that is happening around us,” said the 37-year-old. “Hard some days to […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 6

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Its important to use my voice in the fight against knife crime says Idris Elba

Idris Elba has said he enjoys using his voice to raise awareness of the fight against knife crime and support those affected by it. Elba, 49, grew up in Hackney in east London and gained recognition for his roles in The Wire and Luther. Speaking on Loose Women, Elba revealed the “joy” he gets out of using his voice to campaign against knife crime and support those who have lost […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 7

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Rangers back out of controversial friendly with Celtic in Australia

Rangers have pulled out of the contentious Sydney Super Cup clash with Celtic after claiming the organisers were “unwilling to fulfil their commitments” to the Ibrox club. Fans of both Glasgow giants had protested against their clubs’ decision to sign up to play a friendly in Australia during the break in domestic football for the World Cup. Rangers have now announced they will not take part – three days before […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 11

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At least I didnt slap anybody for criticising my wife says Sunak

Rishi Sunak has said criticism of his wife is “very upsetting” as he jokingly compared himself to Will Smith in “having our wives attacked”. The Chancellor has come under pressure over his wife, Akshata Murthy, having a 0.91% stake in Infosys, a company founded by her father, which continues to operate in Russia. A statement from the company, which was founded by Ms Murthy’s billionaire father NR Narayana Murthy, is […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 7

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Police staff urged to reject insulting 21 pay offer

Police staff including 999 call handlers are being urged to reject a “pitiful and insulting” 2.1% pay offer. Unite said the proposed increase, over a 17-month period, would see the pay of some staff rise by just over £1 a day. The union is calling on its thousands of members in England and Wales (but not those in the Metropolitan Police) to reject the offer in a ballot in the […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 9

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Top Boy to end with third and final series on Netflix

Top Boy will come to an end with a third and final series on Netflix, the streaming service has announced. The final episodes of the critically acclaimed show will decide who can reign as Top Boy of Summerhouse. The series, created and written by Ronan Bennett, is set on the fictional Summerhouse estate in Hackney and stars Ashley Walters, Micheal Ward and Kane Robinson. The show first aired on Channel […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 8

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Javid says people must learn to live with Covid as free testing ends

The Health Secretary has insisted people must “learn to live with Covid” as campaigners criticised the end of free testing for millions of people in England. Sajid Javid told reporters it was right to “focus resources” on those people who still most needed testing, including some hospital patients and those at a high risk of severe Covid. Free testing comes to an end of Friday for most people, who will […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 8

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Review claims Home Office must change or next Windrush may only be a matter of time

The Home Office is at risk of another Windrush-style scandal if it does not bring about the “cultural changes required”, the author of a critical review has warned. Wendy Williams said she was “disappointed” with the progress made by the government department since she set it 30 recommendations for improvement two years ago. The findings, published on Thursday, come after she concluded in a scathing report in March 2020 that […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 6

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