Local authorities urged to prioritise adoption

Gavin Williamson has urged councils to prioritise adoption and ensure adoptive parents are not wrongly turned away.

Centralised skills system could leave millions behind

New research suggests that six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2030.

£2bn Cardiff transport vision proposes £2 city charge

Cardiff Council has unveiled a proposal to enforce a £2 charging system applied to non-Cardiff residents who drive into the city.

South Yorkshire leaders agree devolution deal

Four years after the deal was initially announced, political leaders have agreed to move forward with a South Yorkshire devolution deal.

Small businesses seek pothole funding

The FSB is calling on the government to deliver on its manifesto pledge to provide £2 billion in funding to fill the thousands of potholes.

8,000 new cycle parking spaces across London

TfL has awarded funding of more than £3.5 million to 30 London boroughs to build thousands of new cycle parking spaces.

Data shows that pothole breakdowns are on the rise

Patrols attended 20 per cent more pothole breakdowns in the last quarter of 2019, compared to the same period the year before.

Food Watchdog needed to combat food insecurity

A new briefing has revealed that 400,000 children in London cannot access or afford enough nutritious food.

Sheffield to become first Breastfeeding Friendly council

Sheffield City Council is set to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Local Authority in the country.

Funding shortages put smoke free 2030 target at risk

Action on Smoking and Health has argued that the government’s smokefree 2030 target is at risk because of a lack of funding for tobacco control.

Johnson backtracks on social care solution pledge

Boris Johnson has admitted he does not have a worked-up plan to end the social care crisis and that a solution could be five years away.

Government rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand

Boris Johnson has formally rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum.

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