Review claims HS2 should happen despite rising costs

A review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England says it should be built, despite its rising cost.

2020s plan outlined for Nottingham

A plan which sets out Nottingham City Council’s priorities and ambitions for the start of a new decade has been published.

Lib Dems pledge £5bn for flood prevention

The Lib Dems have outlined plans for a £5 billion fund to improve flood defences across the UK, to be paid for through government borrowing.

New wave of junk food set to hit the high street

A new report has stressed that the government must require planning policies to restrict new hot food takeaways near schools.

Cobra to meet over northern floods

Boris Johnson is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee in response to floods in northern England.

Dementia care costs to nearly treble in next two decades

The Alzheimer’s Society has said that the cost of social care for people with dementia will nearly treble over the next two decades.

New London Living Wage of £10.75 per hour

The Mayor of London has announced that the London Living Wage rate is to increase to £10.75 per hour.

Extra childcare support pledged by Labour and Lib Dems

Both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have pledged extra money to support the parents of young children.

Get more people onto the bus, campaigners urge

The Campaign for Better Transport has called on the next government to get more people onto the bus.

1.5 million have an unmet need for social care

Approximately 1.5 million older people in England have an unmet need for social care, according to estimates from Age UK.

Nottingham refuses school use for elections

Nottingham City Council has announced that no schools in the city will close to become polling stations at December’s General Election.

Billions needed to meet rising costs of adult social care

Councils will need billions in extra funding over the next Parliament if they are to meet the rising costs of providing adult social care.