City Centre Masterplan project to brighten Aberdeen

Proposals to help Aberdeen light up as never before are to be drawn up under the City Centre Masterplan, with a project to showcase statues and other features.

First Cycle Superhighways in Cardiff could be built by 2021

Cyclists in Cardiff could be riding along the city’s first Cycle Superhighways by 2021, according to a new report.

11,000 new city homes by 2022

11,000 new homes are anticipated to be built in Cardiff city over the next five years, a report has revealed.

Edinburgh most prosperous UK city outside London

Edinburgh continues to be the most prosperous UK city outside London and has the fastest growing population in the UK with the exception of Manchester.

£12 million to transform Norfolk’s children’s services

The £12 million four-year programme is hoped to reduce the numbers of children in care and improve services to children and families.

Environment Secretary meets Scottish industry leaders on future of UK farming

Michael Gove has met with the Scottish farming and fishing leaders to discuss the future of the farming and fishing industries outside the EU.

More homes to be protected from flooding in Essex

Essex residents can now apply for extra funding to help prevent their homes from being flooded.

Number of people living in temporary accommodation in Oxford at all time low

Only 87 households were in temporary accommodation in and around Oxford this August, down from 96 at the end of March 2017.

Council pledge for Derby’s children in care

The Children and Young People and Safeguarding cabinet has updated the council’s pledge to Derby’s children in care.

Bristol Mayor calls for increased power and investment in cities

The Mayor of Bristol has joined the leaders and mayors of the UK’s most powerful cities in calling on the government for increased powers and investment.

Over half of procurement deals ignore requirements for accessibility

More than 60 per cent of outsourcing deals between local authorities and third-party suppliers happen without discussion of disability requirements.

DCLG addresses local housing need

Sajid Javid has announced a new approach to address how many homes each local area needs and how many they will need in future years.

Green space designs to change Leeds cityscape

New £1.9 million design proposals show the planned redevelopment for one of the key gateway areas of Leeds.

New framework to supply government furniture

A new CCS framework will see SMEs play a key part in supplying furniture for the government’s network of efficient, regional office spaces.

Councils warn of service concerns

New research shows that councils are expressing concern over not being able to maintain high service quality amid increasing budget cuts.

Half of areas have more affordable housing

House prices in over half of local authority areas are more affordable now than they were in 2007.

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

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.