Transport spend in London twice that in the North

Transport spending per person has gone up twice as much in London as in the North since the Northern Powerhouse agenda was introduced in 2014.

£15m to place children outside of Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council has spent more than £15 million since the start of April placing children in care homes in other parts of the country.

Energy saving projects prompt emissions drop

Leicestershire County Council has seen its carbon dioxide emissions fall by 34 per cent in the past 12 months.

Public support growing for sugar and calorie reduction

A new survey has revealed that around nine in 10 people support the government working with the food industry to make food healthier.

Parking profits rise again for English councils

RAC Foundation reports that councils in England have seen their parking ‘profits’ rise by 32 per cent in the last four years.

£160m on school transport for SEND pupils

Councils spent more than £160 million last year on taxis and private hire vehicles to transport children with SEND to and from schools.

Health funding for north can change productivity

The north of England deserves a greater portion of NHS funding to help it close the health gap between the region and the south, says new report.

2,000 villages overlooked for affordable homes

Villages are missing out on new affordable homes because they are classified as unsuitable for growth by the local planning process.

Care costs soaring for adults with learning disabilities

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2 billion by 2025.

Five new Low Emission Bus Zones for London

The Mayor of London has delivered five new ‘clean air’ Low Emission Bus Zones in some of the capital’s worst polluted hotspots.

Sustainable drainage for Welsh properties from next year

Sustainable Drainage Systems will become mandatory for new property developments in Wales from next year.

Number of children in care rises again

Latest figures show that there were 75,420 looked-after children in England at the end of March this year.

Crickhowell High Street crowned ‘UK's best’

Crickhowell High Street has been crowned the UK’s best in this year’s Great British High Street Awards.

More energy efficient buildings in Bath

New buildings and developments in Bath and North East Somerset will have to be more energy efficient and better adapted to climate change.

Council improvements see’s Welsh recycling rates rise

Greater collaboration between the Welsh Government and local councils is making recycling methods in Wales more consistent.

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