150,000 children of public sector workers living in poverty

One in seven children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in poverty by the end of this financial year.

Blue Badge thefts have quadrupled in five years

The LGA has warned that thefts of Blue Badges have risen 42 per cent over the last two year, reaching 2,921 thefts in 2017.

£11.6 million neighbourhood fund for London boroughs

The Mayor of London has announced that £11.6 million funding to give London councils the funds to improve their streets and local neighbourhoods.

Nottingham generating £20m a year from commercial activities

Having seen government funding fall, Nottingham City Council is generating £20 million a year from commercial activities.

New electric street sweeper on trial in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council is trialling an electric street sweeper to create a cleaner and greener city.

£6 million fund for London’s fight against plastics

The Mayor of London has announced an additional £6 million investment to help protect the environment and improve green space in the capital.

£10 million winter social care fund for Welsh councils

Vaughan Gething has announced that an additional £10 million is being made available to local authorities in Wales to assist social services.

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.

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