Londoners exposed to dangerous toxic air particles

Every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding WHO guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particles known as PM2.5.

£50 million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

A new £50 million flood alleviation scheme, which uses moveable weir technology, has opened in Leeds.

Plans to cap energy prices return

The Conservative Party Conference has heard how energy prices could be capped, saving 12 million consumers an average of £100 a year.

£2 billion boost confirmed for council housing

As expected, the Conservative Party Conference unveiled a further £2 billion investment for council and housing association homes.

Manchester’s State of the City 2017 report published

Manchester City Council has published its State of the City report, providing the first analysis of the progress of the Our Manchester Strategy.

Liverpool failing rough sleepers

A new report urges for a major public awareness campaign to debunk myths around homelessness.

May to unveil council home plans

Theresa May is expected to announce plans for a significant expansion in council housing and plans to make it easier for authorities to get land.

Care home provision heading for crisis in next five years

New research has found that the majority of local authorities could experience a shortfall in care home places by 2022 if action is not taken.

£2.5 million for garden cities

The government has announced a new £2.5 million funding boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes across England.

Plans to ‘green’ Nottingham’s taxi fleet

Nottingham City Council's plans to 'green' the taxi fleet form a key part of the council’s drive to improve air quality.

New mental health contract Norfolk residents

Norfolk County Council has awarded new contracts worth £2.85 million per year to deliver adult social services funded mental health services.

£400,000 funding for adult activity in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has received £400,000 National Lottery funding to help older adults get active and remain independent.

Welsh government agree Budget plans

The Welsh government and Plaid Cymru have agreed a two-year, £210 million Budget agreement, which includes a £40 million boost for mental health.

Newcastle signs up to tax protocol

Newcastle City Council has signed up to a Tax Protocol to show its commitment to collecting the debt in a fair and responsible manner.

Gove seeks views on reward and return schemes

Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence on how the littering of plastic, metal and glass drinks containers could be reduced.

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