Increased infection rates for areas with restrictions

19 out of 20 areas in England that have been have been under restrictions for two months have seen an increase in infection rates.

Edinburgh becomes first city to set end poverty date

The City of Edinburgh Council has set an ambitious target aiming to eradicate poverty in the Scottish capital by 2030.

Older people missing out on ‘talking therapies’

Independent Age has urged the need for more options and support for those experiencing mental health issues in later life.

Coronavirus hospital cases in England jump by a quarter

The number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus on one day has jumped by nearly a quarter in England.

Major reform needed to meet UK broadband targets

The government’s pledge to deliver full fibre broadband to every home by 2025 is likely to be missed without radical changes to telecoms policy.

Planning reforms would have affected thousands of homes

Communities could have missed out on nearly 30,000 affordable homes in the past five years if proposed government planning reforms were in place.

New e-scooter trial launched in Liverpool

People in Liverpool will be able to try a new way of getting around the city centre as part of a year-long trial of e-scooters in the city.

Offshore wind to power every home in the country by 2030

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy.

Only half of renters felt safe at home during lockdown

New research from Shelter has revealed that only half of private renters in England felt safe in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown.

Social prescribing pilots scheme launches

Applications have opened to deliver four ‘green social prescribing’ pilots in communities hardest hit by coronavirus.

COBRA-style action needed to save young people

Young people face becoming a ‘lost generation’ unless the government develops a COBRA-style response to boost job opportunities.

Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring

Birmingham City Council has purchased 20 new hydrogen double decker buses as part of their Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot.

Extra support for councils to expand children’s services

Extra support will be given to councils to help them to ensure domestic abuse victims and their families get the vital help they need.

Call for evidence launched for Air Quality Partners

The government has launched a call for evidence on which public bodies should be designated to become Air Quality Partners to help cut emissions.

First modular homes unveiled for London homelessness scheme

The first batch of modular homes designed as accommodation for homeless Londoners has been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets.

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