Collaboration to tackle fuel poverty in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council have set up a new energy company to promote the use of green energy.

Smart infrastructure can make buses more reliable

A new generation of bus projects across the UK are helping to drive people out of their cars and onto public transport.

North of Tyne devolution deal becomes law

Jake Berry has confirmed a devolution deal and over £600 million of government investment for the North of Tyne region.

Public sector workers more stressed than private

New research has revealed that public sector workers are more likely to suffer from stress than those in the private sector.

Green light for unitary council in Buckinghamshire

James Brokenshire has confirmed that a brand new county-wide unitary council will be established in Buckinghamshire.

Edinburgh rated as Britain’s healthiest high street

The RSPH has ranked 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and well-being.

Healthier starts dues to improved breakfast clubs

Thousands more school children are receiving a healthier and more nutritious start to the day at a new or improved school breakfast club.

Bid for powers to invest in local services in Bath

A request for more powers to raise money for essential services in Bath & North East Somerset is being recommended to councillors.

‘Unattractive’ shopping centres 'in crisis'

New data has warned that over 200 of the UK’s shopping centres are in danger of falling into administration.

£40 million to improve historic high streets

Historic England will help to regenerate England’s struggling historic high streets with the aid of £40 million government funding.

Just £32 million withheld from PFI providers

Just £32 million was withheld from PFI providers, confirming government fears that tax payers are over-paying for poor service.

Population underestimating the true cost of care

More than half of the UK population are underestimating the cost of care home costs, by an average of £12,000 a year.

Homes England's new five year strategic plan welcomed

James Brokenshire has welcomed Homes England Strategic Plan, which is 'pivotal to helping deliver the homes that communities need'.

‘Unfair’ funding holding back social mobility in rural counties

The least socially mobile areas in England are counties because of ‘outdated’ and ‘inequitable’ method of council funding.

Calls for sustainable long-term library funding

CILIP and The Big Issue Group have jointly called for long-term sustainable investment to secure the future of England’s public libraries.

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