The government is set to review fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), machines which are common on high streets, and take a closer look at children’s access to gambling.

The UK Home Care Association (UKHCA) has outlined that nine out of 10 UK local authorities are failing to pay realistic prices to support older and disabled people in their homes.

Hull City Council is considering a move to add fluoride to tap water as part of an attempt to reduce the tooth decay in the city.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said the sugar levy on soft drinks should be administered by councils who would be better positioned to work with schools and communities to fight childhood obesity.

The first ever recipients of the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation funding have been announced.

A new consultation has been launched on how best to introduce Clean Air Zones in key cities as part of plans to improve air quality.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has raised safety concerns about two thirds of A&E units in England, claiming the drop in standards is partly due to underfunding of council care services, leading to overcrowding in hospitals.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a report signalling its support to countries which place a ‘sugar tax’ on food substances.

Three in five boys in the least affluent parts of Britain will be overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures suggest.

As part of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's front bench reshuffle, Diane Abbott has been appointed Shadow Home Secretary.

NHS Digital has identified that councils have investigated almost 24,000 allegations of neglect by carers looking after adults in need of support.

The Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) has warned that alcohol is being sold at ‘pocket money’ prices across the UK, with underage drinkers most likely to consume cheap drinks.

Westminster Council has called on the government to issue a total ban on synthetic highs.

Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has said it was pointless to re-test recipients of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefit wage

A report conducted by Carers UK has advised that one in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they had not been educated on what process to take in key care situations, and because of a lack of local support.

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