Match bus fare subsidies in north with that of London

Andy Burnham has urged the government to make the same subsidies for northern bus fares as those applied in London.

Review of Blue Badge fraud announced

People with hidden disabilities will soon be able to access Blue Badge parking permits, as a result of new Department for Transport guidance.

Prime Minister makes new mental health pledge

Theresa May has pledged better access to education, training and support across communities as part of an overhaul of society’s approach to mental illness.

Deposit scheme could drastically reduce plastic waste

A comprehensive deposit return scheme in England could prevent 6,600 tonnes of plastic waste entering rivers and the sea by 2030.

Significant group of children being denied advocacy

There is a significant group of children being denied access to advocacy – despite having a statutory entitlement to it.

Funding enables installation of 100 cycle path schemes

ighways England has reached a significant milestone of installing 100 cycle schemes to improve the safety of cyclists and walkers on busy roads.

Government backs Greater Manchester’s carbon neutral plans

Greater Manchester’s ambitious plans to become the UK’s leading green and digital city-region have been backed by government.

22 new free schools to open in underperforming areas

Damian Hinds has said that 22 new free schools have been approved to open, aiming to help raise standards and give parents more choice.

Hundreds of buildings still have 'unsafe' cladding

More than 200 high-rise buildings in England with similar cladding to Grenfell Tower are yet to have work to remove it.

PE lessons in Wales under threat

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has raised the alarm over Welsh PE provision after the draft curriculum excluded setting aside specific time for it.

Replace car parks with trees, says C40 Cities

Millions of parking spaces should be removed and replaced with trees and cycle lanes to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change.

130,000 trapped in social care debt

A study by the GMB Union has revealed that at least 130,000 people are trapped in social care debt.

Inland flood defences save the UK £1.1bn a year

£1.1 billion a year of flood damage is being prevented by the UK’s current network of river barriers and defences.

£1 billion a year needed to reverse cuts to public health

The government must make a clear and urgent commitment to restoring £1 billion of real-terms per head cuts to the public health grant.

Planning system widening national divide

The ‘restrictive' planning system has made urban homeowners in the Greater South East substantially richer than those living elsewhere.

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Event Diary

It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

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