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Councils urged to apply for £7.5m digital innovation fund

19/08/2019

The Government has invited local authorities to apply for funding to help explore how digital technology can boost frontline services.

Deal to secure British Steel nearly ‘over the line'

16/08/2019

A deal is close to being finalised that could see the struggling steel manufacturer British Steel brought out of insolvency.

New partnership to help Welsh councils build affordable housing

16/08/2019

The Welsh government has partnered with a membership body for housing professionals in an effort to help councils build more affordable housing in Wales.

Glasgow council launches car-free zones around schools

16/08/2019

Glasgow City Council is trialling car free zones to improve road safety and reduce harmful emissions outside of six of the city’s primary schools.

Tackle racial inequalities to promote growth in the North, think tanks says

16/08/2019

A new policy briefing has called for racial inequalities to be tackled as part of an inclusive economic growth agenda for the North.

Drug poisoning deaths up 16% in face of public health cuts

16/08/2019

Council chiefs warn that cuts to public health grants are a ‘false economy’ which make it more difficult to provide support and treatment to drug users.

NHS Health Checks to be ‘modernised’, health secretary says

16/08/2019

Health secretary Matt Hancock has launched a review of NHS Health Checks with the aim of moving away from standardised checks towards more tailored programmes.

Council reviews beach safety after the deaths of two teenagers

15/08/2019

A district council has committed to a review into beach safety after the deaths of two teenagers who got into difficulty while swimming.

Sutton completes first council housing in 30 years

15/08/2019

The London Borough of Sutton has completed its first programme of new council house building in three decades with the delivery of nearly 100 homes.

Council chiefs call for billions to fix North’s ‘creaking infrastructure’

15/08/2019

Leaders from across the North have today called on the Government to commit to multi-billion pound infrastructure pledges that would boost the region’s economic fortunes.

Council proposes £120m scheme to upgrade Liverpool’s ‘flawed’ junction

15/08/2019

Liverpool City Council has submitted proposals to the Government outlining its plans to radically redesign one of the city’s major junctions as part of a wider bid to boost transport in the North.

First black Lord Mayor of Liverpool ‘excited’ by opportunity

14/08/2019

Liverpool’s first black Lord Mayor has been announced after her predecessor was forced to step down for sharing a video containing offensive material.

Council-owned solar farm generates £1.2m for frontline services

14/08/2019

One of the largest local authority owned solar farms in the UK has exceeded expectations and generated more than £1.5m of income in its third year – around £100,000 more than anticipated.

Welsh council trials ‘less expensive’ pothole repair method

14/08/2019

A trial of a new plastic-based substance to help councils fix potholes has found that it could be faster, cleaner and less expensive.

Nearly one third of homeless fatalities occur in temporary accommodation

14/08/2019

New research has revealed that a person affected by homelessness is dying every 19 hours with nearly a third of fatalities occurring in emergency or temporary accommodation.

Councils ‘enabling’ heir hunters to charge high fees

13/08/2019

Researchers have accused local authorities of helping heir hunting firms to rip-off families by charging excessive fees for tracking down inheritance claims.

Braverman calls on Government to ‘double down’ on free schools

13/08/2019

Tory MP Suella Braverman has urged the Government to speed up the expansion of free schools which she argues act as ‘drivers of competition and innovation’.

High street retailers call for reform of ‘broken’ business rates

13/08/2019

Over 50 high street retailers have signed a letter calling on Chancellor Sajid Javid to reform the business rates system.

Areas worst affected by violence awarded £35m

13/08/2019

The 18 areas most affected by serious violence have been awarded £35m by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Council considers job cuts to fund children’s services

13/08/2019

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is considering cutting 248 jobs in order to help fund a £5.5m cash boost for children’s services.

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Declaring a climate change emergency

Local authorities can play a key role in tackling climate change – and there is plenty for them to do. Never before has thinking globally and acting locally been more important, says Mark Whitehead.
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