Public health budgets set to be slashed by £85m

Government figures suggest that the public health budget is still set to be cut by £85 million, despite reassurances by ministers.

£9 million Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford close

Herefordshire County Council is being urged to approve the launch of a new joint venture company to build a new Centre for Cyber Security.

Action plan to combat rough sleeping revealed

Communities Secretary unveils plans to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough sleeping for good by 2027.

£20 million boost for UK creative industries

Creative businesses in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Bristol are to receive £4 million to help them grow.

Councils awarded £1.3m to digitally improve public services

Almost £1.3 million has been awarded to councils to find solutions for how digital technology can improve services for the public.

Children’s social care budget to increase in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council is pledging further investment in support of Oxfordshire’s most vulnerable children in its budget proposals.

Nearly 130 public libraries have closed in the last year

An annual survey of British libraries has revealed that almost 130 public libraries have closed in the last year in Britain.

One in three children need to be more active

One in three children currently complete less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day, which is half the government recommended time.

Local Industrial Strategies to build on unique local strengths

Ministers have announced that the entire country will be able to benefit from developing a local Industrial Strategy.

Consultation on a new unitary council for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire councillors are set to decide whether to press ahead with a formal public consultation on plans to create a new unitary authority.

Review announced to improve the lives of autistic children

A new government review into services and support for autistic people will inform the new Joint Adults and Children Autism Strategy.

Liverpool’s Mayor launches new housing company

Liverpool City Council has launched its new housing company, Foundations, which can help residents buy their own homes.

£78 million for local transport projects in Wales

Welsh Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced £78 million of additional funding for local transport projects in Wales.

Tees Valley Mayor to buy Durham Tees Valley Airport

Ben Houchen has announced that he has agreed terms with Peel Airports to bring Durham Tees Valley Airport back into public ownership.

Looked after children to benefit from new mentoring schemes

The government has launched a national scheme between independent schools and councils to improve the offer they make to young people growing up in care.

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