Digital tech to tackle congestion in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council will extend an innovative scheme that uses smart technology to help manage traffic flow.

Newcastle sets up new radical approach to waste

A team of waste management experts have joint together to form the Newcastle Waste Commission, to tackle the city’s ‘mountain of waste’.

Use Brexit to define waste and resource policy

A new report has claimed that Brexit creates an opportunity for the government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy.

Impact of air pollution underestimated

A new Friends of the Earth survey has revealed that only one in 10 people think their air quality is bad.

Government launches Digital Strategy

The government has launched its Digital Strategy which aims to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

The cabinet of Cornwall Council has voted eight to one in favour of going ahead with the bid for Truro-Cornwall to be European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Birmingham CC needs bold leadership to deliver finance plans, IIP advises

Birmingham City Council’s Independent Improvement Panel (IIP) has said the authority will need 'bold and tenacious' leadership to deliver its latest financial plans.

Give councils power over polluting vehicles in cities

Plans to create less polluted cities need to go further if targets to reduce increasing levels of harmful pollutants are to be met.

Olympics inspires few to take up sport

Only seven per cent of the British public have been inspired by the Olympic games to take up sport, according to a new YouGov survey.

Labour surprised as Tories win Copeland by-election

The Labour party has lost the Copeland by-election by over 2,000 votes to the Conservative party, losing a seat it has held for over 80 years.

New build homes hits nine year high

New data reveals that the number of new build homes that have started to be built have continued to rise to the highest level since 2007.

Aberdeen Council freezes council tax rate

Councillors from Aberdeen City Council have decided against increasing council tax and have become one of the largest councils to opt to freeze the rate instead.

Oxfordshire Council criticises NHS savings proposals

Oxfordshire County Council has criticised NHS proposals to save £200 million, claiming the plans are lacking information.

Council services not keeping pace with rising complex needs children

A new report commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children and published by the National Children's Bureau, has highlighted that the number of disabled children with complex needs has increased dramatically, and warned that affected families were finding it difficult to access local authority support.

West Lothian Council freezes council tax

West Lothian Council has become the fourth local authority to confirm plans to freeze the basic rate of council tax.

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