Hull confirms £250m culture legacy plan

Hull City Council has confirmed its commitment to investing in culture with a £250 million plan.

63 per cent funding cuts taking toll on services

London Councils has warned that an increasing number of local services are on the critical list because of growing demand and inadequate funding.

Kensington & Chelsea TMO has contract terminated

Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation has had its contract to maintain social housing in the region terminated.

North East Lincolnshire’s children’s services rated Good

Ofsted has awarded North East Lincolnshire Council’s children’s services as ‘Good’.

Average house price eight times average wage

The Local Government Association has revealed that the average house price in now worth 7.72 times the average wage packet.

£8.4m to reduce emissions and waste in Scotland

Roseanna Cunningham has announced £8.4 million for projects that will increase recycling rates, reduce emissions and re-use resources.

Brighton agrees 1,000 affordable homes proposal

A key stage in a project to build 1,000 affordable homes in Brighton has been agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council councillors.

Smart bike sharing platform launched in Newcastle

A smart & sustainable bike-share has announced it will be launching in Newcastle, following successful schemes in Manchester and London.

New contract for community beds in Leeds

Leeds City Council has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across the city.

UK should adopt Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme

A new report has recommended a comprehensive Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme to achieve major energy savings in UK homes.

New model of delivering care services in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has approved plans for a new model of delivering children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing services.

Bolton approves £1 billion town centre blueprint

A £1 billion blueprint to shape and transform the future of Bolton town centre has been formally approved by the council’s cabinet.

National Grid confirms ‘greenest ever’ Summer

Nearly 52 per cent of UK electricity generation was met by low carbon sources between 21 June and 22 September.

Government should reopen fiscal devolution talks

Bond Dickinson and Grant Thornton have urged the government to reopen conversations about ‘meaningful’ fiscal devolution to transform city regions.

Fight climate change by recycling at home

A new report by Zero Waste Scotland has argued that recycling at home and tackling food waste are key in the fight against climate change.

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