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English housebuilding at decade high, DCLG figures show

New figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said the number of new homes being built in England is at its highest level for ten years.

Public raise over £4 million for Manchester terror victims

Donations from members of the public and Manchester United and Manchester City to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund have now reached £4.1 million.

Controversy over all-male cabinet

The Conservative-run Vale of Glamorgan council has been accused of reaching a ‘new low for diversity’, after it emerged its cabinet would be run by a team of seven men, led by councillor John Thomas.

West Suffolk councils take on extra staff to combat homelessness

Edmundsbury borough and Forest Heath district councils are to recruit extra staff to help fight homelessness in response to rising numbers as well as major changes to legislation and benefits.

89 per cent of council websites make transition to mobile

According to the latest survey released by Better Connected, 89 per cent of council websites now present a responsive or mobile site when accessed from a smartphone.

Aberdeen City Council to spend £1.3m on park refurbishment

A total of £1.3million is to be spent refurbishing play parks across Aberdeen in 2017/18 after the money was agreed by the City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

Liverpool chief exec steps aside after arrest

It has been announced that Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald will 'voluntarily step aside' after he was arrested as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in the tendering of contracts to BT.

 GB Features

Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment

Tim Dixon looks at how the smart city agenda offers exciting benefits and opportunities for local authorities

GB Top 10 - Children’s services

Government Business analyses the state of children services by focusing on the top 10 performing local authorities for their child care offering

he commercialism agenda through the eyes of a risk manager

Alarm's Jane O’Leary discusses the opportunities and challenges of new local authority service delivery models

All the ingredients for affordable conferencing

The Liverpool Convention Bureau look at how the public sector could benefit from holding their events in the Liverpool region

Data protection: a necessity not a choice

With local authorities moving towards smarter services, Big Brother Watch looks at the importance of local authority data security

A place for SuDS?

The CIWEM discuss the advantages of managing surface water flooding in a beneficial and cost-effective way

Prioritising public transport

The Campaign for Better Transport looks at how local authorities are promoting sustainable travel through public transport services

Communicating effectively post-Brexit

Geoffrey Bowden, general secretary for the Association of Translation Services, discusses Article 50; a double edged sword for the UK language industry

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Safety & Health Expo, the UK's no.1 health and safety event and conference, satisfies everyone and anyone with a health, safety and wellbeing remit, whether you're an officer, advisor, CEO, distributor, consultant, head of department, director or manager.

IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.