Government funding to tackle online hate

The government’s commitment to tackling hatred in all its forms has been boosted with £100,000 pledged to tackle online antisemitism.

Plans to give more control of rail services to North revealed

Northern mayors and combined authorities will have greater control over setting local train fares, timetables, and budgets.

Bus journeys drop by over 300 million in five years

Bus journeys have plummeted by more than 300 million in just five years, falling to their lowest level in over a decade.

£95m announced to revive historic high streets

Nicky Morgan has revealed the locations that will benefit from a £95 million heritage boost for high streets in 69 towns across the country.

30,000 additional homes a year needed for later living

A new report has called for 30,000 additional homes for later living every year to boost mental and physical health of older people.

Regeneration strategy key to high street success

High streets face a bleak future as policymakers are failing to identify a clear economic focus to city centre regeneration strategies.

PM to give more power to Northern regions

The government will give even more powers to people, businesses and political leaders across Northern regions.

Midlands Engine growth Package fast-tracked

Robert Jenrick has reiterated the government’s commitment to further devolution deals across the Midlands region.

Mayors call on government to give the North necessary powers

Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram have called on the government to give the North the power and resources to get it firing on all cylinders.

High streets stung as store closures hit record levels

New research has revealed that more than five shops closed per week on Scotland's high streets in the first six months of the year.

Councils sent 2.6 million debts to bailiffs last year

The use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities has risen by seven per cent in two years, driven largely by a surge in parking debts.

Councils struggling financially to support SEND

The NAO has reported that many children with SEND are not getting the help they should as demand continues to rise.

Biggest real terms increase for councils for decade

Councils can be assured that they will receive the biggest year-on-year real terms increase in funding for almost a decade.

Councils call for public health support from nurses funding

Councils say recent nurse funding to improve their training and skills should be expanded to cover public health workers.

£62m flood funding for English communities

A new round of flood defence investment will help communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.

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