Mixed financial outlook for Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council has warned of a ‘serious and extremely challenging’ financial situation.

Further funding for councils to help rough sleepers

The government has announced provisional allocations of a £34 million fund to provide local support for those living on the streets.

Sturgeon sets out government’s annual priorities

Nicola Sturgeon set out details of 12 new bills in her ‘programme for government’, including mental health funding and infrastructure plans.

£6 million for English language learning

The government has announced a £6 million programme that will help adults learn to speak English and better integrate into British life.

Help for people living at home at crisis point

Age UK warns that the safety net for elderly people living at home has become dangerously weak, with older people living alone in declining health.

New leaders as Green’s seek ‘third political party’

Green Party members have voted Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry new co-leaders of the party after an internal election this summer.

Heavy cutbacks to save Somerset £13 million

Somerset County Council has announced a range of proposals to to tackle spending pressures.

First large-scale 5G testbed to be in West Midlands

The West Midlands has been selected to become the innovative home to the UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed.

30 hours free childcare hitting both parents and providers

The 30 hours funded childcare offer has led to increased fees for nearly half of parents and is financially hitting providers.

Digital service established to tackle disruptive roadworks

£10 million will be spent on a digital planning service to improve the way that drivers plan their journeys and help them avoid roadworks.

Sexual health services at tipping point

A surge in demand for sexual health services at a time of cuts to local council funding is leaving the service at risk of collapse.

Better procurement advice could save schools millions

The Education Secretary has published a new toolkit to help schools save money to ensure every pound possible is being spent in the classroom.

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