Sunderland school better prepared for flooding

The Environment Agency has been helping a Sunderland school become better prepared for flooding by installing a rain garden planter.

Waltham Forest crowned London Borough of Culture

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced Waltham Forest as the first borough to be awarded the London Borough of Culture title next year.

£40 million for coastal communities

Jake Berry has announced that the government’s Coastal Communities Fund has opened for bids to transform the UK’s coastal communities.

UK must improve energy efficiency of housing

The UK has the sixth-worst long-term rate of excess winter mortality out of 30 European countries.

Government is ‘dragging its feet’ over plastic waste plans

The Environmental Audit Committee has argued that the government has not ‘adequately acted upon’ recent recommendations on deposit return schemes.

Leicestershire nears LED lighting project completion

Approximately 99 per cent of low and high level street lights in Leicestershire have been upgraded to energy savings LEDs.

ClientEarth win High Court air pollution case

Activist lawyers from ClientEarth have won a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.

Recycling information available on app in Ealing

Residents in Ealing can now use a new app to quickly and easily access all manner of information about recycling in the borough.

£2.2 million bus emission funding for Bristol and Bath

Bus services across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire will receive a £2.2 million funding boost to cut emissions.

West Sussex invests in drone technology

West Sussex County Council is investing in drone technology to be used by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

£7 million funding for cycle safety

Eight cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas.

Climate change to increase chance of flooding

As it launches its Flood Action Campaign, the Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent.

New electric street sweeper on trial in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council is trialling an electric street sweeper to create a cleaner and greener city.

£6 million fund for London’s fight against plastics

The Mayor of London has announced an additional £6 million investment to help protect the environment and improve green space in the capital.

Newcastle pursues healthier local food economy

Newcastle City Council has revealed its Newcastle Good Food Plan to build a more sustainable and diverse nutritional culture.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.