Young people being treated for type 2 diabetes rising

The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes has risen from 507 to 715 in four years.

Poll finds public want to install solar panels

Over half of the British public would install solar panels and home batteries if there was greater assistance from the government.

Popularity of taxes to tackle plastic waste recognised

Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick has recognised high public support for using the tax system to reduce waste from single-use plastics.

Launch of of £1.5 million woodland fund

40,000 new trees are to be planted in parks, playgrounds and community spaces across London as part of the £1.5 million woodland fund.

£200m pilot launched to boost social home ownership

The Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot will enable social housing association tenants the opportunity to capitalise on home ownership.

New partners for Northern Powerhouse as exports rise

New Balance, Hitachi, Playdale and Techbuyer have joined the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme

Social care delivery remaining high despite growing pressures

Councils have performed competently in delivering adult and children’s social care, despite increasing cuts to resources.

£300,000 available for community litter groups

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has opened the second round of funding for community projects that get tough on litter.

£76m a year for homes for those who need extra support

The government has announced an extra £76 million a year over the next three years to build homes for those who need extra support.

Free Wi-Fi extended into 20 Leeds community buildings

A leading digital skills programme being delivered by Leeds City Council will see free Wi-Fi made available at 20 community buildings.

Nottingham calls for inquiry into favourable southern funding

Graham Chapman has called for the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding.

Democracy Ambassadors to inspire political engagement

The Cabinet Office has unveiled a new programme aimed at inspiring school-age young people to engage with democracy from an earlier stage.

Council leaders warn of tourism black hole

The LGA has warned that the tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps.

New homes shouldn’t be held back by pre-WWII electrical standards, says REA

The Renewable Energy Association has released a position paper which urges Government to upgrade the electricity supply to new homes.

New report highlights benefits of rental insurance

The average renter loses over £300 per tenancy because of participation in the existing deposit protection schemes.

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