CCS launches FM Marketplace framework agreement

The CCS has launched the Facilities Management Marketplace agreement - the first agreement under the new, simplified Public Sector Contract.

Plans for ‘outstanding’ digital connectivity across Cambridgeshire

A new strategy is being launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to significantly improve mobile, broadband and public Wi-Fi coverage.

Joint chief executive for Cherwell and Oxfordshire councils

County councillors in Oxfordshire have approved a proposal for a joint chief executive with Cherwell District Council.

Newcastle cabinet to consider leading ‘smart city’ proposals

A new report to transform Newcastle into the UK’s leading ‘smart city’ will be considered by Newcastle City Council’s cabinet.

Government not learning from high-profile academy failures

In its rush to convert large numbers of schools to academies, the government has failed to learn the lessons from high-profile academy failures.

Mobile phone detection first on Norfolk’s roads

Norfolk County Council is trialling a new mobile phone detection system on the county’s roads, which is the first system of its kind to be used in the UK.

‘Golden opportunity’ to switch to low cost energy

Britain has a ‘golden opportunity’ to switch to greener ways of providing energy, but only if ministers act and back it soon.

New Northern Powerhouse body announced

LEPs in the North of England will form an influential new body to support the government’s ambitions for the Northern Powerhouse.

£7 million for Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

James Brokenshire has launched a new £7 million fund to support trailblazing approaches to building more integrated communities across the country.

Road to Zero Strategy launched by government

The government has launched the Road to Zero Strategy to encourage at least half of new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030.

Older people living with unmet care needs rising

More older people than ever are missing out on the vital care and support they need, with a 19 per cent increase seen in the last two years.

Council leaders urge for post-Brexit funding certainty

The LGA is setting out a timetable of action for the government to end the growing uncertainty surrounding post-Brexit regional aid funding allocations.

Government sets targets to reduce energy emissions

Greg Clark outlines how BEIS will deliver the Clean Growth Grand Challenge’s first ‘mission’ to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030.

Landmark Town Deal for Greater Grimsby

The government has announced the agreement of ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67 million for Greater Grimsby.

2.1 million children in England living in vulnerable families

Children’s Commissioner’s report estimates that one in six children in England are living vulnerable lives due to complex family circumstances.

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