Local restrictions introduced in Aberdeen

Following an increase in coronavirus cases in Aberdeen, local restrictions on travel, indoor gatherings hospitality have been introduced.

Clean Air Plan for Wales launched

The Welsh Government has outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales.

Planning overhaul underway as consultation launched

Robert Jenrick has said that the delivery of high-quality, sustainable homes will be at the heart of new reforms to housing policy.

Flood alleviation scheme unveiled in east Leeds

A scheme to protect homes in east Leeds from flooding has opened, reducing the likelihood of flooding of occurring in any given year.

Pavement cafes to be smoke free in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council is ensuring that the outdoor areas of the city's pubs and cafes are 100 per cent smoke free.

Councils acting unlawfully against children with autism

The Disability Law Service says more than a quarter of English councils are acting unlawfully by discriminating against children with autism.

Cyber attack on Redcar council cost £10.4 million

A cyber attack on the computer systems of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is estimated to have cost more than £10 million.

Schools must come before pubs in lockdown plans

Anne Longfield has said that schools should be the last places to be locked down if any local or national lockdown takes place.

Workload demands damaging for childcare workers

The SMC has released new research highlighting that the early years workforce in England is underpaid, overworked and undervalued.

Border failures in March accelerated pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic in the UK was accelerated in the early months by critical errors in the government's approach to border measures.

Creative industries key to coronavirus recovery

A guide has been published to help councils support their local creative industries recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Blackburn with Darwen launches own tracing system

Blackburn with Darwen Council has launched a locally supported contact tracing system for the borough to help plug holes in the national system.