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.

Poor quality packaging threatens UK recycling, RA warns

A survey of UK recycling industry experts conducted by the Recycling Association (RA) at the Quality First Recycling Conference has revealed that 59 per cent of respondents considered poor material quality to represent the biggest threat to the sector.

South Northamptonshire joins MetalMatters scheme

South Northamptonshire council has announced that it has joined the ‘MetalMatters’ communications initiative.

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’.

World's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool

Dong Energy’s wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast.

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.

Pothole-related breakdowns rising despite mild conditions

The RAC has warned it attended over 6,500 breakdowns caused as a result of potholes in the first quarter of 2017 – a 63 per cent year-on-year rise despite decent weather conditions.

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.

Road accidents biggest killer of adolescents, WHO says

Ealing Council has been named as a finalist for Digital Council of the Year at the national Digital Leaders 100 Awards, which recognises the council’s continued work in improving online and digital services to residents.

ERC raises concern over young electoral registrations

Analysis by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has concluded that young people are facing a ‘voter registration time bomb’, after figures showed the number of school leavers on the electoral roll has dropped by more than a quarter in three years.

Domestic abuse against young grows, charity warns

Recent analysis by Buttle UK has shown a ‘staggering growth’ in the number of young victims exposed to domestic abuse with figures showing that the number of grants awarded to families affected by domestic abuse rose by 22 per cent between 2015 and 2016.

Wrong kinds of bins will not be emptied, council warns

Mansfield District Council has warned that residents using the wrong type of wheelie bin will not have their waste emptied due to safety concerns.

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