Over £100,000 has been announced by the Welsh government to support the delivery of the 30 hours of free early education and childcare.

Five local authorities are to combine adoption services to increase the number of children being adopted and improve the experience of adopters.

The LGA and Arts Council England have collaborated to create the first online resource to help councils develop innovative ways to invest in culture.

The Mayor of London has launched Thrive LDN, a new movement to improve mental health and well-being across the capital.

The leader of Plymouth City Council has urged fellow councillors to vote for the council's updated Plan for Libraries.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched the search for the first-ever London Borough of Culture, inviting 32 boroughs to bid for cultural funding.

A number of senior politicians have called for the voting age to be lowered to 16 after the surge in the youth vote at the General Election.

The mental health system is ‘failing young people’, report shows

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are unable to adequately support young people who need specialist support.

Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new system for providing early years services for children and families in the city.

New figures have revealed that more than a quarter of children in care in Wales were placed in new homes outside of their county.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged support for UK public services, attacking Tory education and health policy.

Belfast City Council consults on incorporation of Irish language

Belfast City Council has asked the public to share their thoughts on how best to incorporate Irish, Ulster-Scots and other minority languages into its daily business.

Isle of Wight Council agrees to oust academy chain

Isle of Wight councillors have agreed to push forward with plans to oust Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) from managing schools on the Isle of Wight.

All of the primary schools in Somerset are to take part in the NCMP this year, in a bid to reduce childhood obesity.

NDNA recommends childcare passport funding

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has called on all political parties to invest in childcare and simplify early years funding with a radical Childcare Passport proposal.

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This year, Total Telecom’s Connected Britain is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of networking, innovation, and collaboration. The conference is now the UK’s largest digital economy event, set to welcome over 7,500 delegates from the telecoms industry and beyond to discuss the hottest topics at ExCel London on September 11–12. 

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