Counties could become ‘poor relation’ in broadband rollout

MPs and the County Councils Network have warned that rural shires could be the ‘poor relation’ to cities in the government’s gigabit rollout.

Record number of UK parks win Green Flag Award

Keep Britain Tidy has revealed the names of the 2,127 parks and green spaces that have collected a coveted Green Flag Award for 2021.

Edinburgh launches ‘Million Tree City’ programme

Edinburgh has launched its target to become a Million Tree City by 2030 as part of its commitment to be net zero by the end of the decade.

Only two in five young people expect to stay in the countryside

Only two in five young people expect to stay in the countryside over the next five years as a result of poor public transport and a lack of affordable housing.

Adaption as vital as mitigation, says Environment Agency

The climate emergency can only be successfully tackled through greater focus on adapting to the inevitable climate impacts that we are already seeing.

Funding for almost 10 million pothole repairs lost this year

Over 9.5 million potholes could be repaired or prevented by councils with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year.

Manchester considers radical renewable energy options

Manchester City Council could buy its own solar farm to help the authority halve its direct carbon emissions by 2025.

Islington to help residents invest in a greener borough

Islington Council is set to launch London’s first Community Municipal Investment to help provide local people invest in a cleaner, greener, healthier borough.

Liverpool to introduce new ‘Good Food Plan’

Liverpool City Council is set to launch its Good Food Plan to help create a city where everyone can eat good food.

Planning reform must make access to nature legal and fair

A planning system is needed which levels up people’s access to nature by setting a legally binding target so everyone can benefit from nature, says new report.

Electric street cleansing fleet for Westminster

Westminster City Council has unveiled a 60 strong fleet of new and upcycled electric vehicles for zero emission street cleansing in the West End.

New electric vehicle charging network for Birmingham

Birmingham’s first ESB Energy multi-charging hub for electric vehicle users has been officially opened in the city.

Fully electric bin lorry for Glasgow

Glasgow is driving ahead with its effort to create a zero emissions fleet of vehicles with the council taking delivery of a fully electric bin lorry.

New leaders of Green Party revealed

Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay have won the contest to be co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales.

£25 million to tackle poor ventilation in Scottish buildings

Business premises across Scotland will be able to access a £25 million package to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

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