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Legal action taken over £36 million Cambridgeshire bus costs

Legal action is being taken against a construction firm over the spiralling costs of repairing the guided busway in Cambridgeshire.

Derbyshire axes chief executive role to save money

Derbyshire County Council has approved a proposal to scrap the chief executive role in a bid to save more than £300,000 a year.

Rail station boost thanks to £16 million government investment

Rail passengers are set for better journeys with five new stations to be built across England and Wales, the government announced today.

Progress made in £42 million project to tackle Essex housing shortage

A £42 million project to tackle the housing shortage in Essex has reached a major milestone during a brick-laying ceremony.

£280,000 fund to fight against rogue landlords

Manchester has been given £280,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government to improve private sector housing standards.

£8.4 billion of EU funding needs replacing

Local areas need £8.4 billion of European Union funding replaced as part of a locally-led successor to EU regional aid after Brexit.

New strategy to help Leeds grow

An innovative new growth strategy aimed at giving all of Leeds a chance to make the most of the city’s economic boom has been launched.

Pollution plans for Newcastle to be drawn up

Plans to further improve air quality in Newcastle by tackling pollution caused by city traffic are to be developed.

 GB Features

RWM 2017 – where policy-makers meet

Bigger, better and more collaborative, RWM is tailor-made for policymakers from central and local government. Event director Nicola Meadows previews the show

Innovative ideas to combat the threat of flooding

Running on the 27-28 September, the he largest flood exhibition and conference in the world will showcase the innovative products and infrastructure reinventing the way that flooding across the globe is predicted, prevented and managed. GB looks ahead to the Flood Expo

Are you ready to lead the ULEV charge?

With UK ULEV registrations topping 100,000, perhaps now is the best time for public fleets to take the plunge, says Andy Eastlake

Procurement contingency plans beginning to form

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply expand upon the findings of its recent survey, which looks at business supplier trends amid Brexit talks

What next for local authority fire safety?

In light of the Grenfell Tower fire last month, GB looks at the safety regulations and what can be done to prevent future large-scale fires

Not letting recycling innovation go to waste

In the third of our Top 10 series, Government Business analyses local authority examples of efficient recycling and waste management

Hot air balloons and Banksy in Bristol

Innovative, sustainable and creative … Bristol delivers all three factors and more in a vibrant city where business and leisure collide in one accessible package

A fresh approach from the firework industry

Jon Wilson explains the importance of risk assessment when planning large scale firework or pyrotechnic displays, as well as the new PyroPass launch

 Events

27/09/2017 to 28/09/2017

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

17/10/2017 to 18/10/2017

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.

Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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.