Local authorities spend an average of less than one per cent of their public health budget on mental health, Mind has claimed.

The Commons Communities & Local Government Committee has found that 90 per cent of the public visit a park at least once a week.

New rules banning the advertising of junk food or drink products in children’s media have been announced.

Sadiq Khan has announced that £875 million will be invested in action to improve the quality of the Capital’s air through to 2021/22.

A new report has highlighted the role that employment plays in improving the self-worth of people with drug and alcohol addictions.

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.

Vulnerable older people should be offered befriending programmes or exercise classes to prevent loneliness, experts have said.

A study being carried out by former health minister Dr Dan Poulter and King’s College London will survey MPs on their mental health, asking questions about their sense of self-worth and drinking habits.

Barnsley Council has to be criticised over claims it has denied nurses and health visitors an extra day’s holiday, which was awarded to council staff as a reward for achieving a gold award from Investors in People.

Housing charity Shelter has released analysis showing more than a quarter of a million people are homeless in England.

According to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Halogen Employee Outlook, two-thirds of public sector employees were satisfied with their jobs, the highest level since autumn 2012.

The Howard League for Penal Reform has raised concern over the rise of suicides taking place in prisons in England and Wales.

A new report has discovered that 52 per cent of British adults believe that abuse and neglect in care homes for the elderly is common.

Andrew Lansley has voiced his disappointment at the lack of extra funding for the NHS and social care in the Autumn Statement.

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

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