Portsmouth celebrates 175 tonnes of food waste recycled

In the first three months of a trial scheme run by Portsmouth City Council, local residents have recycled more than 175 tonnes of food scraps.

£3.4 million awarded for taxi wireless-charging trial

The Department for Transport has announced £3.4 million for trials for wireless charging of electric taxis in Nottingham.

Faster, fibre broadband rolled out in West Yorkshire

Over 141,000 premises across West Yorkshire can now enjoy faster, fibre broadband.

£1.6m to make York’s buses cleaner and greener

City of York Council has awarded over £1.6 million to five bus companies to make their vehicles more environmentally-friendly.

High streets being ‘strangled’ by red tape

The Adam Smith Institute has argued that the high street needs to be made fit for purpose in the next decade.

Proposals for data-driven health improvements in Liverpool

Proposals have been announced for a project that could improve a number of health areas in Liverpool through better use of data.

Two million renters made ill by housing concerns

Almost one in four private renters have felt physically ill or sick because of housing problems or worries in the last year, according to Shelter.

ODS contributes £37m to the economy of Oxford

Oxford City Council-owned ODS has contributed over £37 million to the economy of Oxford and Oxfordshire in its first year.

Newcastle opens District Energy Centre

A state-of-the-art energy centre that will boost Newcastle’s efforts to tackle climate change has officially opened.

£250m a year lost through business tax avoidance

A LGA survey has revealed that business rates avoidance is costing local services an estimated £250 million a year.

Time to ‘level up’ all parts of UK, says new report

The New Local Government Network has identified Cornwall and other rural areas as the UK’s ‘Land of Opportunity’.

Islington Council starts vehicle-to-grid charging project

Islington Council has launched a new project that will use smart EV charging to optimise its vehicle fleet at the town hall.

Local authorities urged to prioritise adoption

Gavin Williamson has urged councils to prioritise adoption and ensure adoptive parents are not wrongly turned away.

Centralised skills system could leave millions behind

New research suggests that six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2030.

£2bn Cardiff transport vision proposes £2 city charge

Cardiff Council has unveiled a proposal to enforce a £2 charging system applied to non-Cardiff residents who drive into the city.