50,000 children in care where council services are failing

The number of vulnerable children being cared for in areas where council services are failing is going up.

Corbyn warns of ‘anti-democratic abuse of power’

Labour has sought confirmation that Boris Johnson could not force through a No Deal Brexit in the middle of a general election campaign.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-fast-tracks-spending-round-to-free-up-departments-to-prepare-for-brexit

A one-year spending review to give government departments ‘financial certainty’ as they prepare for Brexit will be brought forward.

Scotland boosts energy credentials with new District Heat Network

Nicola Sturgeon has opened a new £6m project which uses cutting-edge renewables technology to harness energy from waste water.

Local government shut out from Brexit preparations

The Labour Party has raised concerns that local government will not have a seat on the government’s EU Exit Operations Committee.

Campaigners seek calorie tax to tackle obesity crisis

Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on the government to introduce a calorie levy.

Public Sector Vehicle Hire Solutions launched

The Crown Commercial Service has awarded its latest vehicle hire agreement - with a focus on boosting car share solutions.

‘Growing urgency' for Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed that there is ‘growing urgency’ for Scotland to become independent ‘sooner rather than later’.

Broadband experts question PM's full-fibre internet pledge

Leading telecoms organisations claim that full-fibre broadband for all by 2025 target is possible, but government ambition is not enough.

Each council to designate a Brexit lead

Robert Jenrick has said that councils should be fully prepared to leave the European Union by the end of October.

New Freeports to ensure Brexit trade opportunities

The first new Freeports will be established after we leave the EU, to ensure towns and cities benefit from Brexit trade opportunities.

Council calls for creation of national care service

Gateshead Council has urged the government to create a National Care Service, that would work alongside the NHS, to end the current 'care crisis'.

Jenrick named as new Midlands Engine Champion

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has been announced as the new Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine.

Lib Dems beat Tories in Brecon by-election

The Liberal Democrats have enjoyed further by-election success in Brecon and Radnorshire.

Javid announces £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparation

Newly appointed Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced an immediate funding boost to help get the UK ready for Brexit on 31 October.

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It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

You are invited to this unique annual exhibition that brings together all the disciplines from the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery.