Reorganisation plans abandoned in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council has abandoned its reorganisation plans, which could have saved the authority millions each year.

New bus in bath for reliable mobile library service

Bath & North East Somerset Council will take delivery of a brand new mobile library bus next year to improve its community library services.

£2 million for play opportunities in Wales

The Welsh Government has made £2 million available to help local authorities deliver play opportunities for children in their areas.

Panel to raise outcomes in North East of England

An expert group has been recruited to raise aspirations and create more opportunities for young people in the North East of England.

Staff shortages severely affecting home care services

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are severely affecting home care services in some areas of England, claims new report.

Network Services 2 framework goes live

The Crown Commercial Service has announced that the Network Services 2 framework agreement, believed to be worth £5 billion, has gone live.

Public health budgets set to be slashed by £85m

Government figures suggest that the public health budget is still set to be cut by £85 million, despite reassurances by ministers.

Second rescue deal needed for government contractor

Interserve has revealed that it is in need of a second rescue deal from the government as it struggles with £500 million of debt.

Action plan to combat rough sleeping revealed

Communities Secretary unveils plans to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough sleeping for good by 2027.

£20 million boost for UK creative industries

Creative businesses in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Bristol are to receive £4 million to help them grow.

Councils awarded £1.3m to digitally improve public services

Almost £1.3 million has been awarded to councils to find solutions for how digital technology can improve services for the public.

Children’s social care budget to increase in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council is pledging further investment in support of Oxfordshire’s most vulnerable children in its budget proposals.

Nearly 130 public libraries have closed in the last year

An annual survey of British libraries has revealed that almost 130 public libraries have closed in the last year in Britain.

Local Industrial Strategies to build on unique local strengths

Ministers have announced that the entire country will be able to benefit from developing a local Industrial Strategy.

Consultation on a new unitary council for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire councillors are set to decide whether to press ahead with a formal public consultation on plans to create a new unitary authority.

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