Oxford sets out cycling statement of intent

Oxford City Council is set to install new signs on all 11 roads leading into the city centre, proclaiming Oxford as a cycling city.

Tobacco Control Plan to encourage smoke-free future

The government has set out an ambitious plan to create a generation of non-smokers in the next few decades.

Green Flag Award winners announced

To mark Love Parks Week, green charity Keep Britain Tidy have announced the latest winners of the Green Flag Awards.

Further cladding and insulation tests recommended

The government’s independent expert panel on safety has recommended further testing to be conducted to ensure the safety of their buildings.

Third of nursing homes in England failing on safety

While adult social services are improving, too many people across England are receiving care in care homes that is not good enough.

More fully-electric bus routes in London

Sadiq Khan and TfL have announced three more electric-only bus routes to help tackle the capital’s toxic air.

Health and social care needs urgent ‘reboot’

Integrating health and social care should not be held back by issues of funding and instead needs an urgent ‘reboot’, according to a new report.

Mayor launches initiative to improve London’s mental health

The Mayor of London has launched Thrive LDN, a new movement to improve mental health and well-being across the capital.

300 Scottish tower blocks without sprinklers

It has been revealed that more than 300 high-rise buildings across Scotland do not have potentially life-saving sprinkler systems.

Cut air pollution in ‘no idling' zones

NICE and Public Health England are urging for ‘no vehicle idling’ zones to be enforced by local authorities.

New cycling plan for Leeds launched

Leeds City Council and its partners have launched a new cycling plan for the city to improve cycling infrastructure and accessibility.

Martin Duggan, general manager of the FIA

The Fire Industry Association officially launched their new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at the recent FIREX event in London.

Extra funding will not prevent social care cuts

Damaging cuts to UK social care will continue this year despite the government investing an extra £1 billion to halt the deterioration in services.

Corbyn to challenge public sector pay cap

The Labour Party will table an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the one per cent public sector pay cap to end.

Cladding in Camden to be removed

Camden Council will remove cladding from five of its blocks, after reviewing fire safety on its buildings after the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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.