Hampshire County Council proposes combined authority

Hampshire County Council has written to all 11 of its district council leaders proposing one combined authority across the whole of the region.

Stalling academy plans causing problems for councils

It is taking longer than expected to turn under-performing schools into academies, causing ‘considerable variation’ across the country.

Hospitals, prisons and Jobcentres to refer homeless

Prisons, Jobcentres and NHS trusts will be among the organisations that have a duty to help those at risk of becoming homeless.

New digital platform for Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council has chosen Jadu’s Continuum CXM platform to deliver a new digital platform for its residents and businesses.

Inadequate provision of education services in Sunderland

Further education and skills training at Sunderland City Council has been deemed inadequate, with Ofsted warning of ‘radicalisation’ risks.

Glasgow to consider free school meals for P4 students

Approximately 6,000 children in Glasgow could benefit from a plan to provide free school dinners for all children in Primary 4.

ClientEarth win High Court air pollution case

Activist lawyers from ClientEarth have won a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.

Recycling information available on app in Ealing

Residents in Ealing can now use a new app to quickly and easily access all manner of information about recycling in the borough.

UK unemployment increases for first time in two years

The ONS has revealed that the rate of unemployment rose from 4.3 per cent to 4.4 per cent for the three months to the end of December.

Metro Mayors urge for better allocated housing funds

England’s Metro Mayors have urged the government to review the way in which funding for new housing is allocated to city-regions.

NHS and local gov urged to remake partnership

Professor Keith Willett has said that health and local government leaders must remake the NHS and local authority partnership.

Over 500 children's centres closed since 2010

Government figures have shown that local councils have closed more than 500 children’s centres since 2010.

£2.2 million bus emission funding for Bristol and Bath

Bus services across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire will receive a £2.2 million funding boost to cut emissions.

Air pollution sessions for Oxford students

Oxford City Council has published an educational toolkit for its schools to better children’s understanding of the causes and impact of air pollution.

Councils left unprepared for cyber attacks

A new report has found that over 25 per cent of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years.

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