Manchester strengthens approach to tackle homelessness

Manchester has strengthened its approach to tackling homelessness but will need to ramp up its work even further, council says.

Leeds one of UK’s most improved cities

Leeds has been named the UK’s top performer in a new report highlighting the country’s most improved places to live and work.

£5 million to create and restore woodlands

Following the launch of the High Speed Two (HS2) Woodland Fund, £5 million is to be invested in woodlands across England.

Derby council seeks to approve acquisition of temporary accommodation

Derby City Council is seeking to approve the purchase of up to six homes for use as temporary accommodation for homeless people.

London Mayor sets goal of making London zero-waste city

The Mayor of London has set the goal making London a zero-waste city by 2030.

Council and Capita announce flexible ICT partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have concluded the first part of detailed negotiations to develop a more flexible partnership proposal.

Liverpool clamp down on parking abuse

Liverpool City Council is set to expand its traffic warden team by more than a third as part of a major clampdown on illegal parking.

Manchester’s Civic Quarter Heat Network gets green light

Manchester City Council has secured £2.87 million of grant funding for the Manchester Civic Quarter Heat Network.

Lifeboat charities receive £1 million

Water rescue charities have been awarded £1 million in funding for vital rescue equipment to help keep the UK’s rivers and seas safe.

Improvements made in pavements programme

This year’s Even Better Pavements programme of improvements is progressing well with about 70 sites having been improved so far.

£162 million school programme underway in Norfolk

More than £40 million of school building programmes are underway across Norfolk, creating new schools for hundreds of the county’s children.

Helpline available for Oxford residents to keep warm

Residents in Oxford concerned about keeping their homes warm this winter are being encouraged to contact a free helpline for advice.

Cardiff Council named as Living Wage for Wales Champion

The Living Wage Foundation has named Cardiff Council its Living Wage for Wales Champion for 2017-18.

Bristol City Council launches parks consultation

Bristol City Council has launched a city-wide consultation on the future of Bristol’s parks and green spaces.

Landmark 34-home partnership scheme completed

Tenants have been welcomed into the largest new affordable rent scheme to be completed as part of the Liverpool Housing Partnership.

Living Wage hourly rates increase as cost of living rises

At least 150,000 UK workers are set for a pay rise as the new Living Wage rates rise to £8.75 around the UK, and £10.20 in London.

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