Plymouth leader urges libraries plan backing

The leader of Plymouth City Council has urged fellow councillors to vote for the council's updated Plan for Libraries.

Mayor launches first London Borough of Culture award

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched the search for the first-ever London Borough of Culture, inviting 32 boroughs to bid for cultural funding.

Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland to be considered

Zero Waste Scotland has been asked to investigate design options and the associated costs and benefits of a Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland.

Cut air pollution in ‘no idling' zones

NICE and Public Health England are urging for ‘no vehicle idling’ zones to be enforced by local authorities.

Kingston launches new recycling rewards scheme

Kingston Council has launched Kingston Recycling Rewards, a recycling rewards scheme which aims to reduce non-recyclable waste in the borough.

New cycling plan for Leeds launched

Leeds City Council and its partners have launched a new cycling plan for the city to improve cycling infrastructure and accessibility.

‘Beacons of litter’ attracting more rubbish

New Keep Britain Tidy research has found that the presence of large, brightly-coloured items of litter act as a ‘beacon’ for more litter.

£6.1 billion programme of upgrades to major roads

The Department for Transport has unveiled a £6.1 billion programme of road improvements.

Renting increases risk of depression and lowers well-being

A new study has revealed that those who rent their homes for longer have more symptoms of depression and lower levels of well-being.

New Parliament must tackle climate change inactivity

The CCC says the UK’s transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy is in danger of being derailed by a lack of government action on climate change.

Extra funding will not prevent social care cuts

Damaging cuts to UK social care will continue this year despite the government investing an extra £1 billion to halt the deterioration in services.

Corbyn to challenge public sector pay cap

The Labour Party will table an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the one per cent public sector pay cap to end.

Council homes sold at triple rate of building

Council homes are being sold off almost three times faster than local authorities can replace them.

Senior politicians urge for lower voting age

A number of senior politicians have called for the voting age to be lowered to 16 after the surge in the youth vote at the General Election.

Fire safety assessment system ‘pointless’

Professor Arnold Dix has said that the current system to assess fire safety of high-rise buildings in the UK is ‘pointless’.

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The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

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