Cultural cutbacks warning made as budgets feel pressure

Spending on museums, galleries, libraries, and local arts support has been reduced by almost £400 million over the last eight years.

Barnsley Town Hall

A new report has claimed that cities and urban areas across Britain have been hit hardest by cuts to local government funding.

Cycling progress could prevent life-threatening illnesses

More than one billion cycling trips would take place in 2040 in seven major cities if cycling rates doubled by 2025.

Funding for 12 authorities to tackle childhood obesity

13 local authorities will receive funding and support to develop innovative plans to reduce childhood obesity.

Cambridge signs the Oxford Charter for Cleaner Air

Cambridge City Council has become the latest council to sign up to the Oxford Charter for Cleaner Air.

Countryside experiencing social housing crisis

New government statistics show the number of households on local authorities' housing waiting lists in rural areas continues to increase.

London boroughs seek ways to tackle unemployment

London boroughs are calling for stronger local powers to address long-term unemployment and in-work poverty in the capital.

Up to £50,000 available to help town centres

Jake Berry has announced that communities across the country can bid for up to £50,000 to help make local areas more attractive for business.

Overhaul of broken housing complaints system announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for new housing complaints service for entire housing market.

Street lighting improvement remains priority in Oxfordshire

A £41 million street lighting improvement programme continues to be part of Oxfordshire County Council’s investment plan.

Bathnes and Bristol award contract to manage litter

Bath and North East Somerset has awarded a new Environmental Crime contract that will see specialist officers tackle litter on the streets.

Public health cuts pose risk to children’s health

The RCPCH has published a new report warning that political uncertainty and public health cuts pose risk to progress in child health policy.

Government likely to miss cycling and walking targets

The government is in serious danger of missing its targets to increase levels of cycling and walking in England.

Half of pupils in an academy or free school

More than 50 per cent of pupils in state-funded schools in England are now studying in an academy or free school.

Counties reject claims of fair funding review bias

The County Councils Network has rejected claims that the fair funding review unfairly favours county areas.

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