Clean air at centre of Lib Den local election push

The Liberal Democrats are to put clean air at the centre of their campaign for next month’s local elections.

Councils spearheading national climate change effort

To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.

Labour to be ‘party of the great British countryside’

New data released by the Labour Party shows that rural England is projected to lose more than £255 million this year alone.

Sharpest quarterly rise in pothole-related breakdowns on record

RAC patrols went to the aid of a staggering 4,694 drivers who had most likely broken down as a result of hitting a pothole in the first three months of 2021.

Playgrounds most popular spaces for outdoor play

A new national survey has found that free-to-access, public playgrounds are the most common places for children to play.

New £5bn ‘Project Gigabit’ launched

More than one million hard to reach homes and businesses will have next generation gigabit broadband, thanks to 'Project Gigabit’.

Children increasingly concerned over air pollution

Half of pupils are worried about air pollution near their school, while more than three fifths don’t think adults are doing enough to tackle climate change.

Target to cut carbon emissions to be brought forward

Boris Johnson is expected to announce new climate change commitments that will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035.

Clean air zones will make citizens healthier

Clean Air Fund says that clean air zones in UK cities will make residents healthier and wealthier by reducing nitrogen dioxide.

A review of the state of Britain's native woods and trees by the Woodland Trust has found only seven per cent are in a good condition.

Charity launches largest clean up event ever

Surfers Against Sewage has launched the Million Mile Clean, seeking to support 100,000 volunteers walking 10 miles whilst cleaning the places they love.

£8m for The Wildlife Trusts’ nature recovery plans

The Wildlife Trusts have raised almost £8 million following their 30 by 30 ambition to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30 per cent of land by 2030.

Increase in energy efficient homes across England

The majority of new homes in England are in the most energy efficient bands, with the number of domestic EPCs up 10 per cent on last year.

Lib Dems seek more local climate policies

Launching the Liberal Democrat’s local elections campaign, Ed Davey has urged for more council involvement in climate policies.

Nature boost as new Countryside Code launched

A new Countryside Code has been launched seeking to allow people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the benefits that nature offers.

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Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.