44 UK cities fail pollution tests

The WHO has reported that 44 of the UK’s 51 cities and towns listed on its air quality database have air considered too dangerous to breathe.

Leisure centres face possible closure without government investment, councils warn

Leisure centres could fall into a state of disrepair and even be forced to close without urgent new investment from government, the LGA has warned.

Edinburgh to consider diesel surcharge

Edinburgh's Parking Action Plan will present a new consultation on whether diesel vehicles should incur a parking permit surcharge.

Extra care housing scheme to aid hospital bed delays

New 'Home from home' short-stay flats in Manchester are set to help the city's patients leave wards quicker and boost recovery.

Councils to overspend social care budgets

New survey shows that over half of UK councils expect to overspend their adult social care budgets this year by up to nearly £21 million each.

Care homes could become most common place to die

New research has suggested that recent trends could see that deaths occurring in care homes more than double in the next 25 years.

Better specialist community care to lower admissions

Local authorities should provide specialist community care for people with learning disabilities to help avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes.

Core City leaders call for air quality action

Core City leaders and mayors have called on the government to take more action on air pollution.

Glasgow to host Scotland’s first low emission zone

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce Glasgow as the first region in the country to implement a low emission zone to tackle pollution.

More must be done to tackle capital’s air quality

London Mayor Sadiq Khan must do more to promote public transport, walking and cycling in attempt to lower car use in the capital.

Funding key to social care sustainability

A new report has said that the governments’ failure to properly fund social care is leaving millions of people at risk of losing vital support.

Londoners exposed to dangerous toxic air particles

Every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding WHO guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particles known as PM2.5.

Care home provision heading for crisis in next five years

New research has found that the majority of local authorities could experience a shortfall in care home places by 2022 if action is not taken.

New mental health contract Norfolk residents

Norfolk County Council has awarded new contracts worth £2.85 million per year to deliver adult social services funded mental health services.

£400,000 funding for adult activity in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has received £400,000 National Lottery funding to help older adults get active and remain independent.

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