Urgent action on ventilation needed, says Labour

Labour is calling for urgent action on ventilation following a 67 per cent increase in the number of children out of school due to coronavirus.

Liverpool to introduce new ‘Good Food Plan’

Liverpool City Council is set to launch its Good Food Plan to help create a city where everyone can eat good food.

£50 million to unlock new housing in Scotland

Up to £50 million will be given to councils to build housing infrastructure which will help deliver new homes across Scotland.

Planning reform must make access to nature legal and fair

A planning system is needed which levels up people’s access to nature by setting a legally binding target so everyone can benefit from nature, says new report.

Cuts to public health run counter to levelling up

The Health Foundation and the ADPH are calling on the government to increase funding for public health following years of underinvestment.

Electric street cleansing fleet for Westminster

Westminster City Council has unveiled a 60 strong fleet of new and upcycled electric vehicles for zero emission street cleansing in the West End.

Fifth of key workers say they've cut back on spending

A new TUC poll has shown that one in five key workers say that they have had to reduce their spending during the coronavirus outbreak.

New electric vehicle charging network for Birmingham

Birmingham’s first ESB Energy multi-charging hub for electric vehicle users has been officially opened in the city.

Fully electric bin lorry for Glasgow

Glasgow is driving ahead with its effort to create a zero emissions fleet of vehicles with the council taking delivery of a fully electric bin lorry.

Communities should be central to planning reforms

Localis has urged the government to put communities at the heart of the proposed planning reforms to build new developments that are more affordable.

First Ministers unite to demand Universal Credit reversal

The First Ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have urged Boris Johnson to reverse the Universal Credit uplift withdrawal.

£30m package to refurbish 4,500 public tennis courts

The government and Lawn Tennis Association have announced a £30 million package to refurbish more than 4,500 public tennis courts.

Extra £23.5 million available for safer streets 

Police forces and local authorities across England and Wales are to receive a share of £23.5million to make public spaces safer for all.

Councils should be at heart of Levelling Up White Paper

The LGIU has outlined the key principles that it believes should underpin the government’s forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper.

New leaders of Green Party revealed

Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay have won the contest to be co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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Event Diary

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction!

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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