Tax increase should pay for health and social care, says poll

There is increasing public support for paying more tax to maintain and improve health and social care.

Research finds that poorer children missing out on exercise

New research suggests that, when it comes to getting enough exercise, wealthier children are beating their poorer classmates.

Labour criticises Tory cuts to health and education services

The Conservatives have cut health and education spending by £37.3 billion since 2010, according to new research unveiled by the Labour Party.

800 libraries closed in Britain since 2010

An annual survey of the UK’s libraries has revealed that almost 800 libraries have closed under the Conservative government since 2010.

Social care crisis costing £587m due to bed blocking

Age UK has claimed that lack of social care will have led to 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS over the 917 days between the elections.

Khan urged to make London transport fairer

The Mayor of London should review fare structures and fare freeze, zones and concessions to make the capital’s transport system fairer.

Labour pledges to cap school class sizes

The Labour Party is promising to cap class sizes at 30 pupils across all schools in England if it wins the General Election.

Tories pledge £4.2bn for public transport

The Conservatives have promised to spend £4.2 billion on local train, bus and tram services if they win the General Election.

Helsinki, Finland and Valladolid in Spain have signed the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

More than £1.4 billion was invested in 2018-19 to support low income households across Scotland

The UK Statistics Authority has said that both the Conservatives and Labour have made “unclear” statements about education in their election manifestos.

135,000 children in Britain to be homeless at Christmas

At least 135,000 children will be homeless and living in temporary accommodation across Britain on Christmas day.