The one thing that the public is not short of in the reporting of the Covid-19 epidemic is statistics. The daily Government briefings produce ever more inventive permutations of data to enlighten […]
Derby Labour Group has elected Cllr Baggy Shanker & Cllr Nadine Peatfield as its Leader & Deputy Leader.
In a statement Cllr Shanker said: “I am delighted and really looking forward to becoming Derby Labour Group Leader from the 12th May. During these extremely worrying and unprecedented times I will […]
Those who suffer severely from Covid-19 will probably need a Ventilator to help them with their breathing. Without this form of artificial respiration their chances of survival would be slim. Just a […]
At the end of March, I reported on the new emergency food provision in the City. Derby’s emergency food provision during Covid-19 Lockdown period This has been set up by the Derby […]
The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UK, in the 2 months to April 1st was 29,500. By April 8th, 20,000 of these had been admitted to hospital, 7,100 had […]
It is reported that the Coronavirus pandemic is the biggest global crisis since World War 2. A war is finite, it’s tangible, it can be seen, it’s capable of being stopped by […]
Derby is well-served with many community groups, local volunteer provisions, food banks and, general neighbourliness. But sadly, some people may not quite fit the criteria, may not be sufficiently connected or may […]
In virtual lockdown it feels like we are being bombarded by conflicting numbers each day, and it is almost impossible to process what is happening with the Coronavirus epidemic in the UK […]
In 2017 the Pledge from the Labour Administration was that all Council run Children’s Homes would be OFSTED rated at “Good”, or “Outstanding”. This pledge failed at the time, as Care Home […]
Morally dubious! Charity recruits paid staff for Chellaston library from Council money whilst existing staff are made redundant.
As the ex-Chellaston Library staff sit and wait for their P45’s to mark the end of their employment with Derby City Council, they read Cllr Ross McCristal’s ( Chellaston Ward) Facebook announcement […]
Godwin Development’s plans to build the 202 room block of flats, known as the Landmark building, continue to falter. In October 2019, Derby News reported that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]
Nationally we are used to the routine that every 4 or 5 years the whole of Parliament stands for re-election – an “All Out” electoral cycle. Whether or not we like the […]
At the 12 February 2020 Cabinet meeting 2 reports will be presented : Developing Derby as a Visitor Destination : Destination Management Plan (DMP) 2020 – 2025 Derby Culture Strategy 2020 – […]
St Martin’s Church in Allenton was the venue for this year’s Dignity Action Day event; the programme also included an insight to the work on “Shared Histories”. The Shared Histories Project was […]
From the Civic reception with the Mayor of Derby, with national and Ambassadorial representatives from Bosnia, Ukraine and Amenia, to the Bridge Chapel, stone setting on the Cathedral Green, to the Bosnian […]
May 2018 was a pivotal point in Derby’s political history as it saw the end of the “toxic Banwait era” Labour lost its majority but was still the largest party. The Tory […]
In September 2015 the Government announced that the UK would accept 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020; this was called the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (SVPR). The scheme focussed on families who […]
The Derby News article of November 24th “Sinfin Moor Social Club : Sikh Gurdwara for Tory votes?” detailed the controversial activities that could have led to the Club being closed down. This […]
Derventio Housing’s housing benefit ‘cash machine’ now funds 3 Directors on nearly £100k salary each.
Derventio Housing is not a charity, it is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Its purpose is to generate a surplus which can then be used to support the community it was established […]
I had the opportunity to meet the team of Jericho House, earlier in the year, who do great work with recovering drug addicts in Derby. Jericho House (for recovering drug addicts) “loved […]