Yorkshire morning news headlines: Boris Johnson on Putin’s war crimes and Spain travel rules change

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The UK is being pressured to take action against Putin this morning as an investigation into Russian war crimes begins.

Aid workers in the UK region are also appealing for help as they assist refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Elsewhere, Covid vaccine rules for flying abroad have been scrapped in some cases.

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And in weather news, spring brings clouds and rain to much of Yorkshire for the rest of the day.

Follow below to see the latest updates in more detail on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Covid, Yorkshire weather and what the roads look like this morning.

Ukraine

Boris Johnson has accused Vladimir Putin of committing war crimes as Russia continues to bomb Ukraine.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a war crimes investigation last night after Russia was sacked by Britain and 37 of its allies.

Last night Russia took Kherson, the first major Ukrainian city taken by Putin. Kherson Mayor Igor Kolykhaiev said he made “no promises” to Russian troops and asked them “not to shoot people”.

A curfew was imposed in the city from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The only vehicles allowed into the city will be those carrying medicine, food and other basic necessities.

According to the UN refugee agency, one million people have fled Ukraine in just one week since the invasion began.

For the latest news on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, visit our dedicated blog.

Coronavirus

In the latest available data, 651 deaths have been recorded in the UK over the past seven days within 28 days of a positive Covid test, following the continuing downward trend seen over the past month.

As of yesterday, Spain changed its rules to allow unvaccinated travelers to enter the country.

Those wishing to go will also need to be clear of any Covid encounters and have been 11 days since testing positive.

This will allow you to obtain a recovery certificate, which can be used instead of a vaccination passport.

Time

Yorkshire is experiencing cloud and rain today as temperatures remain balmy.

According to the Met Office, dark clouds will arrive in Huddersfield and Bradford this morning, followed by rain at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

The rain is expected to start a bit later in Leeds and Sheffield but will continue throughout the evening.

York is expected to be cloudy and dry this morning, with darker clouds arriving in the afternoon and rain later in the evening.

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Traffic and travel

Yorkshire roads aren’t too bad this morning.

These are the roads that need to be closed for works in Yorkshire.

Scarborough : A170 Stepney Road in both directions closed due to roadworks between A171 Scalby Road (the Crown Tavern Pub) and Park Road.

This road closure is in place from February 28 to March 27.

Bridlington : A1038 Hilderthorpe Road in both directions closed due to sewer works between Springfield Avenue and Beck Hill (The Albion Pub).

According to Inrix, the road is closed until March 14.

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