Funding for councils to crack down on rogue landlords

Heather Wheeler has announced that more than 50 councils will benefit from nearly £2.4 million to enhance action against the irresponsible landlords.

Affordable homes in north west a third of needed number

The number of affordable homes built across the North West since 2015 is 70 per cent off target.

Ambitious strategy to tackle air pollution

The Environment Secretary has launched an ambitious strategy to tackle air pollution and reduce particulates across much of the country by 2030.

Southampton puts forward clean air measures

Southampton City Council has outlined measures to provide clean air in the city by 2020 without the need for a charging zone.

Further success for A Bed Every Night scheme

The A Bed Every Night scheme has helped more than 700 people previously sleeping rough into supported accommodation in Greater Manchester.

Poor NHS provision failing young people

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that the majority of young people with a mental health condition are not getting the treatment they need.

Third of schools unable to cover their costs

Nearly a third of local authority secondary schools in England are unable to cover their costs, finds new research.

Major rethink necessary to meet EV target

Outdated energy and infrastructure policies must urgently be modernised if the government's zero-emission vehicle target is to be met.

No London school to be exposed to pollution by 2025

A new report commissioned by City Hall predicts that as no schools in the capital will be exposed to illegally high levels of air pollution by 2025.

Government urged to appoint Minister for Hunger

MPs have said that the government should appoint a Minister for Hunger to ensure action on malnutrition and hunger.

Increased pensions protections for local gov workers

The government has proposede that public sector workers will receive increased pensions protections in the event their job is outsourced.

£1.6m to help tackle bus pollution in York

City of York Council is expected to invest £1.6 million in a new Clean Air Zone to improve exhaust emissions from local bus services.

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