Significant reduction recorded in Newcastle’s in carbon footprint

A new report has shown that Newcastle City Council has reduced its carbon footprint by 13 per cent over the last financial year.

Nearly 14,000 affordable homes lost to office conversions

Communities have lost out on more than 13,500 desperately-needed affordable homes in the past four years.

West Midlands reports on next climate change steps

The West Midlands Combined Authority has released its report on tackling climate change across the region.

Newcastle councillors backs clean air toll plan

Plans for a clean air toll in Newcastle City Centre have been backed by Newcastle City Council.

Children's centres changes and closures likely in Suffolk

Suffolk County Council has launched a review of its Children’s Centre service with a view to strengthening its current family offer.

One in four young people with mental health referral 'rejected'

A quarter of children and young people referred to mental health services in England last year were not accepted for treatment.

Scotland promises ambitious investment in broadband

The Scottish Government will go beyond its commitment to provide superfast broadband to all premises across Scotland.

National Trust pledges 20m new trees in next decade

The National Trust has announced a series of new initiatives to tackle climate change, including planting 20 million new trees.

Lincolnshire targets flood works in budget plans

Lincolnshire County Council is set to invest additional money in highways maintenance and flooding as part of its budget next year.

Human cost of poor housing benefit practice highlighted

Families are facing homelessness because of the way some authorities are dealing with appeals against housing benefit claims.

Oxford to install new water fountains in city parks

Oxford City Council is installing new drinking fountains in three of the city’s parks, as part of the authority’s support for cutting plastic waste.

Government launches new Town of the Year competition

Robert Jenrick has announced that towns across England will be able to compete in a new Town of the Year competition.