Local Industrial Strategy key to net zero goals

The government must better support ambitious local industrial strategies to help local areas play their part in moving to a zero-carbon economy.

New national academy for social prescribing established

Matt Hancock is setting out his ambition for every patient to have ready access to social prescribing schemes on the NHS.

Lib Dems make environment key election priority

Jo Swinson has signalled her intent to make the environment a key priority for the party’s pitch to voters in a general election.

New support for young people leaving care

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has made £19 million available for programmes to improve support for care leavers.

‘Most ambitious’ heritage preservation campaign for 40 years

MHCLG is launching the most ambitious local heritage campaign for 40 years to highlight heritage buildings that reflect their local area.

SEN reforms failing young people and parents

A generation of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is failing to receive the support it deserves.

Plans to strengthen primary care in Wales too slow

Change needs to happen at greater pace in the Welsh Government’s attempts to strengthen primary care in the country.

£25m revamp of Birmingham city centre announced

Plans for a £25 million regeneration of Birmingham’s city centre have been revealed ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Six per cent rise in parking charges in London

London boroughs and TfL issued 5,958,048 PCNs to motorists who they believed had contravened parking and moving traffic regulations last year.

Five times more air pollution on school run in London

Pupils travelling to primary schools across the capital are five times more exposed to air pollution than at any other time of the day.

£1.9m to improve the health of those sleeping rough

A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9 million has been awarded to six projects involving partnerships between local authorities and CCGs.

Government considering introducing green number plates

The government has launched a consultation on introducing green number plates for zero emission cars.