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.

Essex and Colchester to create ‘joined up transport network for town’

Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Council have met up to discuss the transportation needs of Colchester for the next 30 years.

Plans for £29.6 million Sturry link-road go out to public consultation

Plans for a new mile-long Sturry link-road in Kent are now out to public consultation.

Major flood defence scheme funding announced

A major £30 million flood scheme to protect homes and businesses in Mytholmroyd has been approved by the Calderdale Flood Partnership Board.

New Digital Committee gets the green light

Norfolk County Council councillors have given the green light for the creation of a new Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee.

£2 million funding for rural areas of Lancashire

Rural companies in Lancashire are being encouraged to apply for a share of £2 million to grow their business.

£1 million boost to Lancashire buses

Lancashire County Council’s new administration has committed to make an extra £1 million available to support bus services.

Essential road upgrades will bring new businesses and jobs to Peterborough

Essential road upgrades that will bring new businesses and jobs to Peterborough will start Thursday 3 August 2017.

£5 million Jaywick Sands road and drainage improvements complete

A £5 million project to improve Jaywick Sands road is now complete after two years.


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.