Bus operator First West Yorkshire has pledged £71 million to provide a fleet of 284 low-emission buses to the city of Leeds by 2020.

The Mayor of London has announced that a record £154 million per year will be spent on cycling in the capital over the next five years.

Calderdale Council has approved an investment of £92 million as part of its Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, to prevent damage from severe flooding.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged local authorities to consider lower speed limits, clean air zones and a move to redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution.

The government has been warned that plans to expand Heathrow Airport could breach its climate change laws.

Cardiff Council cabinet is expected to hear progress proposals for an £8 billion tidal lagoon in Cardiff Bay.

Friends of the Earth have revealed that there is no funding earmarked specifically for natural flood management, despite ministers encouragement.

The Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme has been Project of the Year in the 2016 Constructing Excellence Awards.

A new report is urging the government’s Autumn Statement to include a controversial air passenger duty tax cut of 50 per cent.

In doubling its road budget, Glasgow City Council will fund £16million to tackle the Scottish city’s pothole problems.

£4 million of funding to repair and improve Cumbria’s tourist trails following the flooding in the region has been announced.

Nottingham City Council has been given the green light to iGas to explore for shale gas in the East Midlands.

The majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds has been revealed.

Rugby Borough Council has reduced its annual waste collections by 49,591 in 12 months by using smart bins.

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730 million of annual support on renewable electricity projects over this Parliament.

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The first FLOODEX was a huge success with many exhibitors already committed to exhibiting again in 2017.

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.