UK sued for first time over illegal air pollution

The government will be taken to court for a third time over its plans to tackle the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.

Labour makes public service pledge

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged support for UK public services, attacking Tory education and health policy.

Food bank use in the UK revealed

New research reveals that there are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, far greater than previous headline figures have indicated.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

UK’s bathing water quality questioned

An EEA survey has found that 20 beaches across Britain failed an assessment on the quality of their bathing water.

Northumberland Council unable to sign new care contracts

Over half of Northumberland's care homes have not signed contracts with the county council in a row over money, the BBC has reported.

Manchester City Council voices sorrow following terror attack

Manchester City Council has released a statement expressed its horror following the deaths of twenty-two people, including children, at a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

‘Shaky foundations’ for social care plans

A former coalition government minister has warned that the Conservative Party plans to change social care funding may be derailed by councils.

Over 80s abandoned by social care system, Age UK reports

Age UK has called on political parties to put social care at the heart of their election manifestos as research has revealed that a third of over 80s are receiving inadequate care and support.

A new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at learning how better to support those living with the condition will be constructed this Autumn.

Somerset schools to measure pupils weight

All of the primary schools in Somerset are to take part in the NCMP this year, in a bid to reduce childhood obesity.

Digital access to care information improving

The access of information and advice about local care services on local authority websites is witnessing ‘encouraging progress’.

Hedges can help cut pollution in cities

New research has argued that hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings.

Uttlesford District Council has announced the purchase of a 50 per cent share in Chesterford Research Park.

Road accidents biggest killer of adolescents, WHO says

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released international data indicating that road injuries were the leading cause of adolescent death among 10–19-year-olds, resulting in approximately 115,000 teenage deaths in 2015.

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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.