Crucial coronavirus data must be shared with councils

Crucial data must be shared with councils to make use of their local knowledge and ensurenational efforts to track coronavirus succeed.

Questions raised after PM’s lockdown changes speech

Boris Johnson has unveiled new plans to begin easing lockdown in the UK, but questions have been raised over its detail and suitability.

£2bn package to create new era for cycling and walking

Far more people will be cycling and walking thanks to plans to boost active transport, launched by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Half a million on brink of homelessness, warns DCN

Almost half a million households are at high risk of becoming homeless as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

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Aberdeen City Council has approved a plan to position the city as a climate positive city while helping to lead on the rapid shift to a net zero future.

Free cycle hire passes for NHS workers in Edinburgh

Transport for Edinburgh’s Cycle Hire Scheme (Just Eat Cycles) has announced the release of 100 free annual passes for NHS staff.

Remote voting allowed for MPs for first time

MPs will be allowed to vote on new laws without being present in the Commons for the first time in its history.

London’s roads to give space for new cycle lanes

London’s streets will accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.

Online map for emergency walking and cycling infrastructure

An online map for people to share their views on emergency cycling and walking measures has been launched.

One million food boxes delivered to most at risk

Robert Jenrick has revealed that more than one million boxes of essential food have now been delivered to those at highest risk across England.

Dedicated app launched for social care workers

A new dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff through the coronavirus crisis.

Government urged to prevent post-coronavirus homelessness

Representatives from West Midlands local authorities have written to the government about preventing a post-coronavirus homeless world.

Vital building safety work to continue

Leaders from 25 councils have pledged their commitment to ensuring vital building safety work continues during the pandemic.

Only one in five social care workers access testing

The National Care Forum has revealed that only 22 per cent of social care workers have been able to access testing.

Scramble for ‘golden ticket’ for children with SEND

The Public Accounts Committee has claimed that many children with SEND are seeing their education damaged by failings in provision.