72 per cent of counties suffering from poor broadband speeds

Broadband speeds in rural areas are up to three times slower than neighbouring cities, experiencing below the national average download speed.

New tech to speed up repairs to potholes

An innovative method to speed up repairs to potholes is being used in Lancashire County Council following recent cold and wet weather.

Zero-emission buses for Dundee and Aberdeen

As part of a €25 million project, Dundee City Council and Aberdeen City Council will both be adding hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to their fleets.

£6 billion package to help end fuel poverty

The government has revealed that nearly a million more low-income households are set to benefit from innovative energy saving measures.

Councils able to double on-the-spot fines for litter

Thérèse Coffey has announced that councils will be given the power to almost double on-the-spot fines for litter louts, from £80 to £150.

£48 million for cleaner, greener buses

The new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, aimed at ensuring greener journeys, has been launched by Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani.

£36 million of funding for enhanced flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 25 new schemes will receive a share of £36 million to improve flood protection over the next three years.

Plans announced for deposit return scheme

The Environment Secretary has announced that a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and reduce waste pollution will be consulted upon.

£56 million flood defence ending for Welsh coasts

Hannah Blythyn has announced a £56 million programme to improve flood and coastal erosion defences across Wales.

£25m to help support vital bus services in Wales

A £25 million funding boost for bus services in Wales has been announced to better support necessary bus transport across 22 local authorities.

Councils spent £43.3 million on pothole compensation claims

Cycling UK says local authorities have spent at least £43.3 million dealing with compensation claims and legal costs due to potholes over the last five years.

Online shopping growth causing congestion

The Local Government Association has warned that an increase in the use of online shopping is leading to increased congestion and road deterioration.

Improve quality of footpaths to boost activity

NICE has encouraged councils to improve routes for pedestrians and cyclists to enable people to be more physically active.

£220 million Clean Air Fund launched

The government has launched a £220 million Clean Air Fund to improve air quality in some of the most polluted areas of the UK.

Dockless bike hire scheme to launch in Leeds

Leeds City Council has announced that deckles bike company ofo will launch a fleet of 1,000 bikes in the city centre in May.

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