NHS and social care costs of air pollution calculated

PHE has released a new report and cost tool which calculates that the health and social care costs of air pollution could reach £5.3 billion by 2035.

Liverpool announces funding for grassroots sports

The Mayoral Active Sports Fund, worth £10,000, has been created to help encourage Liverpool residents, of all ages, to get fit and active.

Energy-saving LED lamps for Cambridgeshire

3,635 energy-saving LED streetlights will be installed as part of the LED lantern replacement project being carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Public campaign needed to tackle loneliness

The Royal College of GPs says that a national public campaign is needed to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation across society.

LGA explores tomorrow’s transport technology

The LGA is to explore the transition in vehicle technology that is likely to see our current vehicles replaced fully electric and automated transport.

London green space funding allocated

Sadiq Khan has announced the six winners of over £2 million of the Mayor’s Greener City Fund for green space improvements.

New electric vehicle charging partnership in Southampton

Southampton City Council has just completed a deal to install 30 new EV charging points across five city-centre multi-storey car parks.

Local gov ahead of NHS in visitor journey management

NHS trusts are falling behind local government in implementing journey management strategies to reduce waiting times for visitors.

Gove to launch new Clean Air Strategy

Michael Gove will launch an ‘ambitious’ new clean air strategy to tackle air pollution, although critics have labelled it as ‘hugely disappointing’.

Swansea takes delivery of 40 electric vans

Swansea Council has taken delivery of forty electric vans, making it the largest electric van fleet in Wales.

Cars should be banned from school gates

Living Streets has set out 21 recommendations to enable more children to walk to and from school and fight air pollution.

Smart technology to boost Derby’s highway network

Derby City Council is rolling out cutting edge smart technology to the city’s road network, which will help create a digital map of Derby’s road sign inventory.

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system, says charity

The Alzheimer's Society has claimed that vulnerable people struggling with dementia have been left to ‘fend for themselves’.

Special guardian policy left many families out of pocket

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found problems in the way North Tyneside Council was paying support to special guardians.

Government to fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing

The government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400 million.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.