Pension age should rise to 75, says Tory think tank

A think tank says that the state pension age should rise to 75 within the 16 years in order to help boost the country’s economy.

TfL 'Healthy Street Officers' to promote sustainable travel

TfL has announced a new programme that will see 'Healthy Streets Officers' encourage greater walking, cycling and public transport In London.

Call for evidence launched for future food systems

A call for evidence has been launched to allow consumers and producers to help shape how we produce, sell and consume food in the UK.

Councils invited to apply for digital funding

Councils looking to improve public services through innovative uses of digital technology can apply for funding.

County leaders seeking fairer funding commitment

The CCN is urging the Prime Minister to see through his promise to ‘level up’ funding for the country’s ‘left behind’ places.

Corbyn plans to reopen empty shops

Jeremy Corbyn is announcing new plans to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops to ‘revive Britain’s struggling high streets’.

Chancellor announces £600 million housing boost

Sajid Javid has announced over £600 million of new investment to build up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas in England.

£41m to unlock derelict Midlands land for housing

A further £41 million has been secured by the WMCA to help unlock hundreds of acres of former industrial land for new homes.

Grenfell survivors housed in high fire risk flats

A risk assessment report has revealed that survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are living in a block of flats with a high risk of fire.

New bins in Wandsworth to tackle gum mess

Wandsworth Council has signed a contract with a chewing gum recycling company to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Car Free Zones introduced outside six Glasgow schools

A trial of car free zones that will improve road safety at six Glasgow primary schools will begin on the first day of new school term.

£250,000 boost for broadband in conference centres

A competition for conference centres to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure has been launched.

Review to consider personalised health checks

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check service.

A ‘Northern Budget’ can deliver infrastructure boost

The government has been encouraged to commit to a ‘Northern Budget’ in order to boost to the region’s economic fortunes.

@VisitEngland

Simon Clarke is kicking off a nationwide tour to pledge further unflinching support to revitalising left-behind areas.

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