Johnson launches police recruitment drive

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the recruitment of 20,000 new police officers will begin within weeks.

County leaders call for clarity over resources

The County Councils Network (CCN) has urged for ‘immediate clarity’ over resources for councils next year.

Brokenshire steps down as Communities Secretary

James Brokenshire has announced he is leaving the cabinet and returning to backbench politics.

Government needs to make more ambition cycling targets

The government needs to revise its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy as current targets are not ambitious enough.

2020 public land sales to be missed ‘by wide margin’

The government has been accused of extending the national housing crisis by failing to sell enough land for affordable and social housing.

Government appoints independent adviser on antisemitism

Theresa May has appointed John Mann as the government's independent adviser on antisemitism.

AI to be used for local roads health-check

New DfT funding will see innovative AI technology to be used to develop a thorough understanding of Britain’s road markings.

Commissioner for Birmingham’s children services not needed

Birmingham City Council has expressed its delight after the DfE said that a commissioner for the council’s children services was no longer required.

Boris Johnson named new Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has defeated Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to be named as Conservative party leader, and therefore the new Prime Minister.

Blackpool to retain council of children’s services

Commissioner reports that Blackpool Council’s children’s social care services should remain under local authority control.

Government pledges to end smoking by 2030

The government has pledged to end smoking in England by 2030 as part of a much-criticised green paper on ill health.

New jobcentre support for homeless

The Department for Work and Pensions has developed new training on homelessness to improve support for vulnerable benefit claimants.

Swinson elected new leader of Lib Dems

Jo Swinson has been elected new leader of the Liberal Democrats, becoming the party’s first female leader.

740 people denied the vote in mandatory ID trials

New Electoral Commission figures reveal that more than 700 people were denied a vote for not having ID in May’s local elections.

£32.3 million to support Grenfell community

£32.3 million has been awarded to support the recovery of Kensington and Chelsea College and the local community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

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