Cambridge Climate Change Charter launched

Cambridge City Council is calling on residents and businesses to help Cambridge become a zero carbon city.

£1.3m for mental health services in Wales

Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced additional mental health support that anyone in Wales can access when they need to.

COSLA publishes new blueprint for Scottish councils

COSLA has launched a new Blueprint for Scottish Local Government, which will build around an ambitious vision for Scotland’s future.

Social care spending still £600m lower than in 2010

New analysis by the TUC has found that annual adult social care spending in England is still £600 million lower than a decade ago.

Six in ten living in areas with high air pollution levels

Almost 60 per cent of people in England are living in areas where levels of toxic air pollution exceeded legal limits last year.

Newcastle unveils plans for a Net Zero city

Newcastle CC has outlined how people in the city can work together to drastically cut emissions and see a lasting reduction to our climate impact.

Children's social care referrals fall by a fifth

The LGA has reported that the number of children referred to children’s social care services for support fell by almost a fifth during lockdown.

Government ignored help of local councils for too long

The government’s initial response to the coronavirus crisis was hampered by a lack of clarity about who was responsible for what, says report.

PM warned over axing of Public Health England

More than 70 health organisations have written to Boris Johnson expressing concern over the recent abolition of Public Health England.

Survey finds public support for local lockdowns

The public are prepared by overwhelming majorities to support local lockdowns if coronavirus flares up in their area.

Hancock accused of ‘playing politics’ with public health

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been accused by some of ‘playing politics’ with public health, following new lockdown easing measures.

Pension-style solution is best fix for social care crisis

A new report by the Centre for Policy Studies has found that a pension-style model would be most cost-effective solution for social care reform.

Labour pushes for delayed GCSE and A-level exams

Next year's A-level and GCSE exams should be pushed back to mid-summer to help cope with the impact of coronavirus, says Labour.

Oxford sets out UK’s first localised air pollution target

Oxford City Council is set to become the first UK local authority to set out a city-wide air pollution reduction target in its draft Air Quality Action Plan.

Courier firms urged to swap to cargo bikes

Delivery companies should consider switching to cargo bike schemes where possible to improve air quality and reduce congestion.