Councils facing unprecedented numbers of cyber attacks

Councils are facing unprecedented numbers of cyber attacks, with nearly half of local councils having been targeted since the start of 2017.

Number of new homes at an 11 year high

MHCLG has revealed that more than 170,000 new homes were built for the year ending June 2019.

New support for foster families facing trauma

Gavin Williamson has launched fostering projects in 10 new locations to help boost their resilience and provide practical and emotional support.

Trafford Council finalises £50m regeneration scheme

Trafford Council has finalised a £50 million property deal to boost the borough’s economic regeneration.

Local authorities need to ramp up climate action

Friends of the Earth has said that all local authorities need to do more to tackle climate change, and help create greener places to live.

Oxford planning policy to be scrapped

Oxford City Council could lose out on hundreds of new council houses, after government-appointed inspectors scrapped a key planning policy.

New Digital Outcomes and Specialists agreement opens

3,475 technology companies have been handed places on the latest iteration of Crown Commercial Service’s agreement for digital specialists.

On-street coffee cup recycling bins for Oxford

Oxford City Council and Oxford Direct Services will be collaborating to install on-street coffee cup recycling bins in the city centre.

Community group-buying scheme for home solar panels

Greater Manchester residents are coming together as a community to create a group-buying scheme for solar panels on their homes.

Portsmouth food waste collects over 22 tonnes

Over 22 tonnes of food waste has so far been collected in the first two weeks of the food waste collection trial in Portsmouth.

£25 million Growth Deal for Argyll and Bute

Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack has announced £25 million for a new Growth Deal covering Argyll and Bute.

Local councils to work with Epilepsy Society

The National Association of Local Councils has teamed up with the Epilepsy Society to raise awareness of the hidden disabilities in communities.

Worcestershire launches Children First service

Worcestershire’s wholly-owned Children First service has gone live, providing a new way of delivering children’s services in the county.

£20 million investment to tackle county lines

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced a surge of activity to crack down on county lines drugs gangs, backed by £20 million of government investment.

£1.35 million clean energy pot for Tees Valley

Ben Houchen has urged community groups across Tees Vallet to take advantage of funding to deliver clean energy projects in their area.