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.

Extra funding for Liverpool’s clean air plan

Liverpool City Council has been awarded an additional £652,000 by the government to complete its clean air plan.

Petition urges PM to stop cuts to adult social care

More than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for urgent action to fix the system that provides care for older and disabled people.

West Suffolk Council celebrates solar farm success

A 12.4MW solar farm at Toggam Farm in Lakenheath has generated more than £1.5 million of income in its third year.

‘Silent crisis’ in UK electoral processes revealed

As speculation about an early general election gathers momentum, a report has highlighted ‘serious problems in the way that elections are run’.

Homeless death every 19 hours, research finds

New research has found that at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died over the last six months.

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