Councils advised to set up ‘food resilience teams’

Food policy experts have written to every UK council advising them to set up ‘food resilience teams’ to prepare for different Brexit scenarios.

Immediate action needed to tackle sugar consumption

There were over 45,000 hospital operations to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year.

Government takes over children's services in Northampton

The government has taken over Northamptonshire County Council’s children's services department.

Blue badge thefts up sixfold in five years

Councils have warned that the theft of Blue Badges used by disabled motorists in England has risen by 45 per cent in the past 12 months.

Combustible materials banned on high-rise homes

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and supporting to councils to carry out emergency remediation work.

Number of new homes continues to rise

Homes England says the number of homes being built in England has continued to rise in the first half of this financial year.

Substantial increase in affordable homes in West Midlands

The West Midlands saw a 33 per cent increase in affordable homes completed during the last year, which is three times the national average.

Public service delivery overhaul in Manchester

Andy Burnham has labelled the new Greater Manchester model of public service delivery as a ‘big test for devolution’ for the region.

London boroughs congratulated on green spaces

More than 70 per cent of London Boroughs have achieved a very good or higher resident satisfaction rating for their parks.

Action necessary in council care complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has launched its annual review of adult social care complaints.

Herefordshire Council signs up for Positive Parking

Herefordshire Council has agreed to become a member of the BPA and align itself with the principles of the Positive Parking Agenda.

80,000 trees to be planted in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that a record 80,000 trees are to be planted in London during National Tree Week.

Developing the future of Cambridgeshire focus of plans

Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed funding of more than £30 million to develop four new clean energy schemes in the region.

Westminster austerity agenda costs Wales 28,000 jobs

28,100 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales since 2010 as a result of severe spending cuts driven by the UK Westminster government.

School fruit and vegetable scheme needs revamp

The current school fruit and vegetable scheme needs revamping as it is failing in its mission to encourage young people to eat more fresh produce.

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