£900,000 boost for voluntary groups

Nearly 60 local groups and organisations have been recommended to benefit from funds totalling £900,000 in Cambridge council's Community Grants scheme.

New council homes for Cambridge

Two former garage sites owned by Cambridge City Council are to undergo development to provide much-needed new council homes, if proposals are approved.

New affordable homes project takes off

Plans for a raft of new affordable homes across a number of sites in north Manchester is set to be approved by the city council’s executive.

Jeremy Hunt's title changes to Health and Social Care Secretary

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has had his role changed to Health and Social Care Secretary in Theresa May's latest cabinet reshuffle.

May adjusts Sajid Javid’s role in cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Theresa May has given Javid a new title in her cabinet reshuffle: Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

£1.1 million for children’s home

A children’s home for young people has undergone major improvements thanks to funding from the Department for Education.

Norfolk considering raising Council Tax

Norfolk County Council is considering whether to raise Council Tax by a further one per cent to raise an extra £4 million for services.

£6 million for new new Northern Forest

The Prime Minister has announced plans for a new Northern Forest along the M62 corridor as part of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

Grant scheme to support farmers

A grant scheme to support rural businesses in Mid and East Devon is being expanded to support more applications from the farming community.

New car park charging proposals target congestion and pollution

Parking charges in Cambridge’s car parks are to change from April as part of the council’s plan to tackle congestion, air pollution and carbon emis

First drop in car sales since 2011 blamed on diesel ban

UK car sales declined in 2017 after five years of rapid growth, with the industry blaming government for a lack of confidence in diesel vehicles.

‘Latte levy’ on coffee cups to be introduced

The Environmental Audit Committee has called on the government to introduce a 25p latte levy on disposable coffee cups.

Councils warn NHS winter crisis should prompt government to fully fund social care

This year’s NHS winter crisis should push government to fully fund our social care system, council leaders have said.

Councils should embrace a bold ‘changemaking’ approach

A new paper, published by the NLGN, has argued that local authorities should adopt a bold ‘changemaking’ approach for its future steps.

Overflowing waste bins worse in London

Londoners are hardest hit by the effects of problem waste, new research into overflowing waste has revealed.

Free trees encouragement in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is working with the Woodland Trust to improve the region’s green areas by offering free trees.

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