Bath schools energy project to get national rollout

An educational energy programme trialled by schools across Bath & North East Somerset is being rolled out nationally.

©Tim Crocker: Goldsmith Street

RIBA has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded to the UK’s best new building.

2.6 million expect to quit job to provide care

More than 2.6 million employees aged 45 and over expect that they will have to leave their jobs in order to care for a relative or partner.

Coastal workers earning less than those inland

Those workers living in seaside areas are likely to earn on average £1,600 less per year than those living inland.

Fine-free libraries to begin in Leeds

As part of National Libraries Week, Leeds City Council has announced that it is abolishing all fines and ID requirements at its libraries.

Millions struggling to pay council tax

New research has shown that millions of people are struggling to pay council tax and other essential bills.

Towns lagging behind on foreign direct investment

New research has revealed that 59 per cent of all foreign direct investment coming in to the UK went to the Core Cities last year.

New accommodation to tackle homelessness in Oxford

Oxford City Council is proposing a new approach to tackling rough sleeping this winter.

Cambridge cuts carbon emission by quarter since 2015

Carbon emissions from the Cambridge City Council’s buildings, vehicles and services have fallen by just over 25 per cent since 2014-15.

Labour plans universal youth service

The Labour Party is announcing a bold vision for rebuilding youth services across the whole country.

100 per cent renewable sources for West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is set to outline the steps it is taking internally to address the climate emergency at an upcoming meeting.

New research into adolescent mental health

A £35 million government-backed research programme has been launched to give more support to teenagers battling with mental health issues.

Nine in 10 homes unaffordable for families

More than nine in ten homes for private rent are too expensive for those on housing benefit.

20mph zones effective in reducing road casualties

Researchers have argued that 20mph zones are effective in reducing the number and severity of traffic collisions and casualties.

Partnership to help communities tackle loneliness

A new partnership between the government and the Co-op Foundation is to protect local spaces that bring people together.

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