New inquiry launched into devolution success

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry into progress on devolution in England.

PM should set out local gov plans in first 100 days

The LGiU has called on the next Prime Minister to address local government funding in his first 100 days in office.

Public health duty to tackle serious violence

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to announce a new legal duty on public bodies to prevent and tackle serious violence.

Children with Type 2 diabetes rises by nearly half

The number of young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by nearly 50 per cent in just five years.

£100 million migration fund to alleviate pressures on councils

The government’s Controlling Migration Fund is to provide an extra £28 million for councils across the country.

Nottingham to be free from single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan.

Oxfordshire to replicate children’s social care success

An approach that has changed the way children’s social care operates in Hertfordshire is set to be adopted by Oxfordshire CC.

Birmingham bids to become a Tree City of the World

Discussions to establish Birmingham as the first officially designated ‘Tree City’ of the UK are being held.

Newcastle hosts conference on green spaces

Newcastle City Council has hosted a national conference looking at the future of parks and how councils can protect and develop them.

£135 million investment in health research

The NHS will form new partnerships to solve some of the biggest issues facing health and social care over the next five years.

£4 million of new investment into Grimsby

The government has unveiled nearly £4 million of new investment into Grimsby as part of the next phase of its pioneering Town Deal.

Use retirement communities to meet housing needs

Retirement communities have a major role to play in meeting the housing and care needs of our ageing population.

Academy school success celebrated by DfE

80,000 more children are now studying in good or outstanding sponsored academies, according to new government statistics.

Comprehensive DRS could provide £2bn boost

A comprehensive deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, cans and glass could boost the economy by £2 billion.

Independent review into council audits

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has launched a review into the quality of local authority audits.


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