Warnings over restrictive waste strategy must he heeded

MPs have warned that a balance must be struck between local authorities and councils on waste strategy.

Government announces sprinkler review for high-rise homes

Thousands of residents will benefit from safer homes under proposals that would see sprinklers installed in new high-rise blocks of flats.

Fair Funding Review delayed until next year

Robert Jenrick has announced that the Fair Funding Review and 75 per cent business rate retention will be delayed until 2020-21.

Government-funded cycling routes revealed across England

A new £20 million government investment will see cyclists across the country benefit from more than 20 new and improved cycling routes.

Powerful action to end childhood obesity in London

London’s Child Obesity Taskforce wants every child in the capital to grow up eating healthily, drinking plenty of water and being physically active.

Javid presents Spending Review

The Chancellor has delivered his Spending Round to Parliament, including a £13.8 billion real term increase in day-to-day spending.

Radical shake up of broken social care system urged

The APPG on Social Care has demanded a radical shake-up of England’s ‘broken’ social care system to avoid its total collapse.

Bin lorries powered by collected waste in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has announced its trial of electric bin lorries powered by the very waste they have collected.

Government urged to back Leeds flood defence scheme

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called on the government to commit £141 million to support new flood defence works.

£1m ‘Community Chest’ for Liverpool residents

Communities across Liverpool are being given the chance to take control of their future thanks to a council improvement fund.

Climate change centre of Scotland’s future plans

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change is the main focus of this year’s Programme for Government.

North held back by a lack of investment

Council leaders have stressed that a green light on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail is ‘critical to the long term success of the UK’.

Extra £5bn needed to fund spending promises

The Chancellor will need to find an extra £5 billion of spending next year in order to fund the government’s spending promises.

City leaders call for £1.5bn to support CAZ network

City leaders are calling on the government and the private sector to spend £1.5 billion on a ‘national network’ of 30 Clean Air Zones.

Food banks increasing in schools

More schools in England are setting up food banks to help feed their pupils' families.

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