Newcastle pursues healthier local food economy

Newcastle City Council has revealed its Newcastle Good Food Plan to build a more sustainable and diverse nutritional culture.

Northamptonshire agrees to sell new £53 million HQ

Northamptonshire County Council has now approved plans to sell its new £53 million One Angel Square headquarters.

Extra £7 million for Bath’s children and adult care services

Bath & North East Somerset Council has approved budget plans that include an extra £7 million will be spent on children and adult care services.

Aberdeen Council considering nearly 400 job cuts

Aberdeen City Council is to cut 230 full-time posts in an attempt to cut costs, while 140 roles that are currently vacant will not be filled in future.

Number of police officers drop by 1,200

New Home Office figures reveal that the number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen by 1,213 in six months.

Over 400 Birmingham buses to get pollution busting tech

The West Midlands Combined Authority has been awarded £4.5 million to retrofit more than 400 buses with kits that tackle exhaust emissions.

Oxford to introduce fully-electric double-decker bus

Oxford City Council has won £1.7 million to introduce the first fully-electric double-decker buses to the city later this year.

Planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has warned that the government's planned cap on energy bills should be introduced urgently.

No follow up support for one in three dementia diagnoses

One in three people with a life-changing diagnosis of dementia don’t get the follow up NHS support they are supposed to.

Newcastle launches clean-up of the city

Newcastle City Council has announced a £1 million clean-up of the city to sweep the streets, pick up litter, remove dog mess and erase graffiti.

Birmingham makes green pledges in light of cuts

Birmingham City Council has pledged increased investment in housing, social care and cleaner streets in its budget plans.

Javid gives go ahead for ‘super districts’ in Suffolk

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has backed proposals to create a new West Suffolk Council to drive prosperity, jobs and meet future challenges.

Worcestershire approves SEND Strategy

Worcestershire County Council has approved its SEND Strategy for 2017-2021 to improve outcomes for children with SEND needs.

More than half of councils plan to close children’s centres

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed that over half of councils in England are planning to slash costs by closing children’s centres.

Five cities chosen to pioneer drone operations

Five ‘pioneering’ cities have been selected to design how drone technology could operate in complex city environments to address local needs.

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