Britain’s sporting venues blighted by harmful fumes

The Air Team campaign group has revealed that dangerous levels of air pollution will blight the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Don’t cap climate ambition for new homes

GMCA has called upon the government not to restrict local ambition on climate change targets when drawing up guidelines for new build homes.

Prime Minister reveals major boost for bus services

Boris Johnson will announce that bus services will be transformed with simpler fares, thousands of new buses and improved routes.

£5.5m to reduce obesity in Wales

Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has announced an extra £5.5 million to back plans to halt obesity in Wales.

Emergency Bellwin Scheme activated for storm-hit areas

The government has activated the emergency Bellwin scheme for areas in the north of England affected by Storm Ciara.

10 innovative new Freeports across the UK

Up to 10 new innovative Freeports will be opened across the UK as the government seeks to level up the country.

UNISON calls for affordable homes for all

More than a million people are lingering on waiting lists for council houses in England, with UNISON demanding a new housing policy.

Thousands of trees to be planted in towns and cities

The government has said that 13 projects in urban communities across England have been awarded a share of £10 million.

Government embracing policies of ‘climate delayers’

Ministers are proposing national standards for carbon reduction in new homes that are lower than those already implemented in London.

Manchester to trial early years technology

Parents and health professionals in Greater Manchester will be the first in the UK to use the new ‘Early Years’ app.

Every child in England to be offered cycle training

All children in England will be taught the skills for a lifetime of cycling, as its Bikeability training programme is significantly expanded.

Government to cut the cost of new homes by a third

A new generation of homeowners will be backed by the government thanks to a scheme cutting the cost of some new homes by a third.

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