Coronavirus

Final preparations are underway to get Derbyshire County Council’s latest state-of-the-art care home ready for its first permanent residents. Staff have ensured the new Ada Belfield Care Centre in Belper is fully operational and deep cleaned following its temporary use as a Nightingale Care Home to support Derbyshire people recuperating from the coronavirus. Its first […]

All but one of Derbyshire County Council’s libraries will be open and operating their normal opening hours by the end of the month. A total of 44 of the county’s 45 libraries will be open and welcoming customers to browse the shelves and choose books by 28 September. Only Wingerworth Library will remain closed for the time […]

A pop-up drive-through coronavirus testing site will be in place in Ilkeston town centre this week from Friday 14 August to Monday 17 August. It follows an appeal by Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire, for anyone who lives or socialises in Ilkeston and has coronavirus symptoms to get tested after four people who visited some […]

Derbyshire County Council is dealing with up to £10m per month in extra costs and lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although it is predicted that these extra costs will slowly start to reduce to around £7m over the coming months, by the end of the financial year the council’s funding shortfall could be […]

More Derbyshire County Council libraries are set to re-open in August and customers will shortly be able to browse the shelves again at certain sites. As well as more libraries re-opening, the new Belper Library on Derwent Street will open its doors on 10 August for the first time. From Monday 3 August four more libraries are set to […]

On today’s News Chat from Radio News Hub, Matt Soanes is joined by Dr Ian Walker – Environmental Psychologist at the University of Bath, Tim Crosland – Director of Plan B and Ella Daish – Environmental Campaigner to talk about the ‘green recovery’ and sustainability after the coronavirus pandemic. Our news partners, Radio News Hub, are […]

A fund of up to £15m is being set aside by Derbyshire County Council to help support Derbyshire’s communities and businesses to recover from the effects of coronavirus. Announcing the fund at the Derbyshire Economic Recovery Board on Monday 20 July, Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said the fund would focus on creating […]

Two more Derbyshire libraries are set to re-open their doors later this month after being closed since the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Derbyshire County Council-run Alfreton Library in Severn Square and Bolsover Library in Church Street will both re-open on Monday 27 July with several temporary changes in place to keep customers and staff […]

On today’s News Chat from Radio News Hub, Matt Soanes is joined by Steve Reicher, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews, Zaffar Khan, CEO – Blackburn One Voice Network and Kyle Monk, Head of Insights and Analytics at the British Retail Consortium. Today we focus on a possible local lockdown in Blackburn, the […]

Derbyshire County Council is now reporting Covid infection rates at local level following the release of new information from Public Health England. The data, updated weekly on Derbyshire County Council’s website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscases covers the number of weekly cases in Derbyshire, the number of cases in different age groups and the rate of infection in each […]


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