Nuneaton town centre revamp gets green light

A major scheme to transform Nuneaton into a vibrant and prosperous town has been given the green light thanks to £7.5 million of funding.

Council rethink needed to sustain services in rural Wales

Councils need to think and act differently to address the challenges of reductions in public spending and poor infrastructure in rural Wales.

Air pollution plans resembling a ‘shambolic’ mess

ClientEarth has criticised the government’s lack of a joined-up strategy to tackle air pollution, labelling plans as a ‘shambolic and piecemeal mess’.

Half of National Cycle Network rated as ‘poor’

The National Cycle Network is so starved of funding that many of its bike paths are in poor condition and are in desperate need of improvements.

Coffey questions ‘regressive’ recycling plans

The Environment Minister has written to Swindon Borough Council over plans to tell residents to stop recycling plastic.

London council spends £1.4m fighting Heathrow expansion

Hillingdon Council has spent more than £1.4 million against plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Government sleepwalking into public health crisis

A leading charity has issued a strong call to action to government regarding a lack of funding for information on air pollution.

Glasgow launches Europe's first 'smart canal' scheme

Glasgow City Council has marked the construction of Europe's first ever 'smart canal' scheme, using technology to mitigate flood risk.

New framework for sourcing renewable energy

The Crown Commercial Service is launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source.

Commission to champion beautiful buildings announced

James Brokenshire has announced a commission to champion beautiful buildings as an integral part of the drive to build the homes communities need.

Collaboration to tackle fuel poverty in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council have set up a new energy company to promote the use of green energy.

Provide Manchester same transport powers as London

Andy Burnham has claimed that Greater Manchester needs similar day-to-day powers over the running of transport as London.

Leeds welcomes 51 additional electric vans to fleet

Leeds City Council has begun to replace its existing fleet with 51 electric Nissan E-NV200 vans, creating a total EV fleet of 95 vehicles.

China recycling restrictions hitting UK councils

Fifth of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the last year.

Cuts for hybrid vehicles in reformed PICG

The Department for Transport has announced changes to funding to support purchasing the next 35,000 of the cleanest vehicles.

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