Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

A new report has found that the total annual cost of waste-related crime in England has risen by 53 per cent in just three years.

Oxford City Council to develop EV strategy for Oxford

Oxford City Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve the commissioning of an electric vehicle strategy for the city.

Clean Air Zone in Newcastle possible for next summer

A planned Clean Air Zone to cut harmful traffic emissions and improve air quality in Newcastle could be put in place next summer.

New Community Forest created in the North East

The creation of a new Community Forest to bring people closer to nature in the North East has been announced.

Additional £5 million for scrappage scheme in London

Sadiq Khan has announced an additional £5 million for the scrappage scheme that is accelerating the move to cleaner vehicles across London.

£50 million investment in grassroots football pitches

The Prime Minister has announced an additional £50 million in grassroots football pitches, prioritised for left-behind communities.

More clarity needed for councils to help meet net zero

The National Audit Office has stated that the government has not provided local authorities with clarity about their roles in achieving net zero by 2050.

Ambitious air quality strategy for Leeds

Leeds City Council’s proposed new air quality strategy is aiming to tackle emissions from homes, industry and agriculture as well as transport.

New guidance to improve walking and cycling across Wales

New guidance to help local authorities to plan, design and deliver high quality walking and cycling routes across Wales has been launched.

North of Tyne working with EST on housing stock database

North of Tyne Combined Authority has announced that it is working with the Energy Saving Trust to develop a housing stock database.

Sutton Council seeks to reduce fly-tipping in car parks

Sutton Council is deploying sensors to help combat fly-tipping and the rise of unauthorised access in the borough’s car parks.

London’s toxic air is triggering asthma attacks

More than half a million people are now registered with asthma in London and two-thirds of sufferers say their condition is made worse by poor air quality.

Manchester publishes Places for Everyone plan

Leaders in Greater Manchester have unveiled an ambitious vision for new homes, enhanced natural assets and revitalised town centres.

‘Greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport

Grant Shapps has announced a Transport decarbonisation plan to help the whole transport sector reach net zero by 2050.

Build back safer to cut road deaths, says report

The G7’s commitment to ‘Build Back a Better World’ should start with a pledge to build back safer to tackle deaths and serious injuries on Britain’s roads.

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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.

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