The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has claimed that councils are failing to monitor schools in Britain for dangerous air pollution, despite government advice to do so.

Aberdeen Council is set to consult on plans to create a £120 million ‘waste to energy’ plant to deal with 150,000 tonnes of rubbish produced by the region each year.

A new poll has shown that 75 per cent of the public believe that councils should have a statutory duty to protect public parks.

The three ‘flood risk’ symbols proposed by the insurance industry for estate agents to detail on their properties have proved controversial.

Fife Council has called for clarity from the Scottish government over fracking, amid fears that developers mat begins o target its land.

Hull City Council has been given the green light to purchase land to reduce the risk of flooding to 1,750 properties in East Hull.

Smoking should be banned in all outdoor spaces, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has argued.

Immediate action is needed on a number of crucial food, farming and fisheries issues, a Scottish minister had argued.

Council leaders have praised a judicial review which ruled that councils should remain exempt from VAT on commercial waste collections.

The introduction of ‘charity bins’ has successfully reduced litter by an average of 30 per cent in five locations across England.

A proposal to invest £1.6million to help protect an area of Leeds from flooding by developing a new natural greenspace is to be discussed.

Four London councils have set up a new partnership initiative, Low Emission Logistics, to reduce pollution emissions from delivery vehicles.

A trial is underway in Conwy, north Wales, in which bins will only be emptied once a month in a bid to boost levels of recycling.

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to criticise the West’s response to the migration crisis, at the UK summit in New York, calling for a new approach to tackling the crisis.

Local authorities have commissioned surveys to examine waste and identify those who fail to separate rubbish and recycling.

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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.