Motorists in the north are being left behind in EV race

New research has found that motorists in the north are stuck in the slow lane when it comes to electric car demand.

Government yet to take Grenfell action, says report

Sadiq Khan has said that the majority of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations directed at London Fire Brigade have now been completed.

Whitehall to cut £5.5bn of wasteful spending

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to lead a new drive on efficiency, effectiveness and economy in government spending.

£10m for traveller sites to reduce unauthorised encampments

New funding will allow councils to provide improved transit sites and stopping places so that travellers have authorised places to stay and access to facilities and services.

Shortlist revealed for UK City of Culture 2025

Bradford, County Durham, Southampton and Wrexham County Borough have been unveiled as the four areas shortlisted to be UK City of Culture 2025.

Extra £150m to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

The latest round of the Safer Streets Fund has been launched as part of a commitment to drive down crime and improve public safety.

Government backs latest stage of British Sign Language Bill

If passed into law, the British Sign Language Bill will recognise BSL as a language of England, Wales and Scotland in its own right.

Costs of social care charging reforms ‘seriously underestimated’

Care homes could face widespread closures and a shortage of beds when adult social care reforms are introduced next year, says the CCN.

New plans unveiled to level up Blackpool

Michael Gove has unveiled new measures to help improve the lives of people in Blackpool by turning the tide on deprivation.

Air pollution limit twice as high as recommendation

The government has proposed to set air quality limits that would allow twice as much small-particle pollution in England as the WHO recommends.

Calls for new approach to resilience and well-being

The House of Lords COVID-19 Committee has called for improved resilience and preparedness for a volatile and uncertain future.

Charity calls for 'back on board' message for buses

On the first anniversary of the government's national bus strategy, there are renewed calls for a campaign to get people back on board.

Groups call for greater action on fuel poverty

A coalition of civil society groups have called for greater action on fuel poverty and to cut fossil fuels in upcoming Energy Independence Plan.

Government launches ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme

The Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians to safety.

Rising prices risk driving a second inflation spike

Rising food and energy prices risk driving a second inflation spike this autumn that could reach over ten per cent for poorer households.

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