North East CA declares climate emergency

NECA has formally declared a climate emergency and promised to identify the additional resources needed to shift towards net zero carbon.

Make Scotland’s deposit return scheme more comprehensive

A report has said that Scotland’s proposed deposit return scheme will have a real and lasting impact on tackling climate change.

Call for more cycling to save ocean pollutions

Cycling UK is calling on more people to either cycle or walk journeys under five miles to stop the source of the microplastics in our oceans.

London boroughs not ready for 5G

Local authorities in charge of London’s network infrastructure are far from ready to support the rollout of 5G networks.

£16 million in skills education across Liverpool

Steve Rotheram has announced an investment of more than £16 million in skills education at colleges and learning providers across Liverpool.

Plans to head off social care crisis unveiled by Labour

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has set out Labour plans to head off the social care crisis through introducing free personal care.

Union highlights impact of austerity cuts to local services

UNISON has highlighted the true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities across Britain.

One in five school buildings need urgent repair

The Guardian is reporting that nearly one in five school buildings in England require urgent repairs.

Labour to ‘electrify’ the country’s entire bus fleet

The Labour Party’s Green Transformation Fund will fund a plan to electrify the country’s entire bus fleet by 2030.

Playground closures are a public health issue

The API has stressed that the inactivity crisis facing children must be placed at the heart of politics in the General Election and beyond.

Oxfordshire named top waste recycler in England

Oxfordshire has been named the best performing county council waste disposal authority in England for the sixth year in a row.

Childhood crisis this Christmas as basics hard to come by

Action for Children claims that three pupils in every primary school class will be deprived of the basics this Christmas.