Councils urged to take greater control of bus services

Nusrat Ghani has written to local authorities and companies to remind them of the powers they have to take greater control of their area’s bus services.

Work underway for working definition of Islamophobia

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has set out the process for establishing a working definition of Islamophobia.

Council tax system is ‘highly regressive’

The council tax system in London is becoming ‘increasingly unsustainable as a source of local government finance’ and is in need of ‘fundamental reform’.

Design bus services for young people, urges watchdog

Transport Focus has published a new guide to help bus operators and local authorities make travelling by bus a better choice for young people.

1,500 children in England are locked up by the state

The Children’s Commissioner for England has highlighted the hundreds of children who are locked up in institutions across the country.

London’s ULEZ sees 74 per cent of vehicles comply

Since launching in the central London congestion charging zone on 8 April, the ULEZ has already driven a significant increase in vehicle compliance.

Government releases review of 25 Year Environment Plan

The government has published the first progress report of its landmark 25 Year Environment Plan.

Bristol unveils new recycling fleet

The Bristol Waste Company has revealed its new efficient, sustainable, safer and reliable fleet of recycling vehicles.

Greater Exeter to receive new garden community

A new garden community of up to 20,000 much-needed new homes will be built across Exeter and the surrounding area.

Record levels of northern investment in green transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is celebrating record levels of investment in green transport in the north of the country.

Solar panels on nearly two million homes, say Labour

Jeremy Corbyn is set to outline radical plans to fit one and three quarter million homes with electricity-generating solar panels.

'Attenborough effect' inspires beach clean-ups

Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards - an increase of 18 beaches on 2018.

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