Southwark continues pledge on new council homes

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for hundreds of new council homes as part of a programme to build 11,000 in the borough.

West Midlands transport plan approved

The WMCA has approved a £3.4 billion transport blueprint to transform the city’s tram routes, new suburban rail lines, cycle routes and motorways.

Birmingham leader resigns over bins controversy

Birmingham council leader John Clancy has resigned following weeks of criticism over the authority’s handling of industrial action by refuse workers.

'Residential revolution' needed for ageing population

The LGA has said that specialist elderly homes will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years to match increasing demand.

Fears for breakfast clubs funding

Nearly half of teachers have warned that their breakfast club will close within three years as a result of low levels of funding.

Social care cuts considered in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council is reported to be planning a £5.5 million cut to adult social care services.

Leicester earmarks £2.5m for children’s services

£2.5 million is set to be invested in Leicestershire County Council’s children’s services to manage a rise in the number of children in care.

Glasgow celebrates 120-bed care home opening

Glasgow City Council’s £100 million Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme has seen the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock open its doors.

Councils invited to surveillance camera workshops

Surveillance Camera Commissioner announces series of half day workshops on compliance with the surveillance camera code.

UK's first plot shop opened

Housing Minister Alok Sharma has opened the UK’s first ever ‘plot shop’ in the town of Bicester.

Leeds to launch pioneering Climate Commission

A pioneering Climate Commission is set to be launched in Leeds to encourage investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient developments.

One in eight workers struggling to afford food

A new survey by the TUC has found that one in eight workers are skipping meals to make ends meet, as a result of stagnant wages.

£1.1m investment for Manchester’s gullies

Manchester City Council is to invest an extra £1.1 million to boost the cleaning of the 116,000 roadside gullies.

North Lincolnshire children’s services rated ‘outstanding’

Ofsted has awarded North Lincolnshire Council an ‘outstanding’ rating for services for children in need of help and protection.

'Devolution deadlock' putting economic growth at risk

The LGA has warned that opportunities for large economic growth, jobs and housing production risk being lost because of ‘devolution deadlock’.

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