Close academies to place all schools on ‘level playing field’

The current academies programme should be closed down to put all schools on a ‘level playing field’.

Communities to see how housing developers money is spent

Local people will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash is spent supporting the new homes their community needs.

Khan leads calls for new devolution deal for cities

The Mayor of London has urged the government to bring about a step-change in devolution to cities and regions across the UK.

Councils need powers to tackle ‘lorry mayhem’

Councils have called for new powers to be granted in the Spending Round for them to tackle rogue drivers.

Local authorities put on notice over climate inaction

ClientEarth has warned councils that they risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.

Councils must provide enough blue badge spaces

Councils must make sure there are enough disabled parking spaces to cope with the extra demand a blue badge scheme expansion will bring.

Liberal Democrats win Shetland by-election

Liberal Democrat candidate Beatrice Wishart has fought off a strong challenge from the SNP to hold Shetland in a Holyrood by-election.

Housing-with-care services deliver big NHS savings

Southampton City Council has revealed that its housing-with-care schemes are saving the NHS £330,000 per year.

Government should increase spending to meet Welsh needs

Welsh ministers have called on the UK government to provide a much-needed boost to public services.

West Cheshire an example of effective Brexit planning

Cheshire West and Chester Council is scaling up preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

£2bn of vital social care funding at risk next year

More than £2 billion of funding for social care is at risk next year, with councils warning that services will start to be decommissioned in the coming months.

Sheffield’s children’s services rated as Good

Sheffield City Council has been awarded an overall Good rating by Ofsted following a three-week inspection of its children’s services.

Northern Powerhouse at risk due to water shortages

Without a reliable and sustainable supply of clean water, activity in the Northern Powerhouse could quickly grind to a halt.

Campaign launched to boost physical activity levels

Sport England is inspiring and supporting those with long-term health conditions build physical activity into their lives.

@VisitEngland

Greater Manchester’s NHS and councils are collaborating to empower people in the region to live well, integrate care and save lives.

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