Over 400 Birmingham buses to get pollution busting tech

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been awarded £4.5 million to retrofit more than 400 buses with kits that tackle exhaust emissions.

Oxford to introduce fully-electric double-decker bus

Oxford City Council has won £1.7 million to introduce the first fully-electric double-decker buses to the city later this year.

Planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has warned that the government's planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently.

Newcastle launches clean-up of the city

Newcastle City Council has announced a £1 million clean-up of the city to sweep the streets, pick up litter, remove dog mess and erase graffiti.

Five cities chosen to pioneer drone operations

Five ‘pioneering’ cities have been selected to design how drone technology could operate in complex city environments to address local needs.

£3.3m to help tackle air pollution in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has announced a new £3.3 million project to improve air quality by cutting harmful emissions from buses.

New LED lights for Liverpool’s streets

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has revealed that a total of 15,000 street lights will be fitted with new LED lights over the next year.

Clean Air Zones failing to target biggest polluters

Greener Journeys has said that current guidance for councils on Clean Air Zones fails to promote a shift away from car use to cleaner modes of transport.

Norway bottle recycling system considered in UK

Reports have suggested that a Norwegian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is being heavily considered for adoption in the UK.

UK drivers spending 31 hours in rush-hour congestion

According to traffic data firm Inrix, UK drivers spent an average of 31 hours in rush-hour congestion last year, costing each motorist £1,168.

Newcastle outlines ‘No Time to Waste’ plan

Newcastle City Council has published a new report setting out how Newcastle could become a world leader in waste reduction.

City public bike sharing scheme proposed for Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board will discuss a proposal to establish a public bike sharing scheme in the city.

1,240 tonnes of tar used in Swansea road repair scheme

Swansea Council is coming to the end of its PATCH road repair programme for 2017/18, which has seen more than 1,240 tonnes of tar used to repair roads.

Blackpool set to manage own water supply

Blackpool Council is set to become the first local authority to manage its own water supply following its licence application to Ofwat.

School alerts for high air pollution days

Sadiq Khan has revealed that schools in the capital will receive an alert every time air pollution is set to pose an acute risk to health.

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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.