300 per cent rise in reported fly-tipping in rural communities

Research has revealed that there has been a 300 per cent increase in reported fly-tipping in rural communities.

Most-polluted streets see improvements in Scotland

Figures indicate that air pollution on Scotland's most-polluted streets has dropped massively since the coronavirus-enforced lockdown began.

Taskforce created to tackle rough sleeping during pandemic

A specialist taskforce has been created to lead the next phase of the government’s support for rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emergency funding to support most vulnerable

More than £76 million additional government funding has been announced to support the most vulnerable in society during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus deaths double in the most deprived areas

Those living in the poorest parts of the country are dying from coronavirus at double the rate of people in the richest areas.

Financial cliff edge when coronavirus protections end

Millions of people from across the UK still have reason to fear the looming financial cliff edge when current coronavirus protections end.

£6.1 million funding boost to help high streets

Hundreds of local business partnerships are set to share £6.1 million to help their local economies through the uncertainty of the coronavirus.

London pavements not wide enough for social distancing

Two thirds of pavements in London are not wide enough for people to observe the government’s advice to stay two metres apart.

Coronavirus testing available for council workers

Robert Jenrick has written to all councils in England thanking them for their efforts in the battle against coronavirus.

Confusion remains over refuse centres opening

Despite a recent government plea, some councils have said further measures are needed before their refuse sites can reopen.

Child abuse calls to NSPCC up by a fifth

Since the start of the coronavirus lockdown there has been an almost 20 per cent increase in calls to the NSPCC about child abuse.

Emergency measures for Edinburgh’s pedestrians and cyclists

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to become one of the first authorities to introduce emergency measures to help pedestrians and cyclists.

Longest coal-free period since pre-industrial times

It has been revealed that record solar outputs have helped the UK to reach longest coal-free period since pre-industrial times.

Central London emissions down dramatically since lockdown

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled a report showing the improvements to the capital's air quality following the lockdown.

New fund to support London’s at risk culture

Sadiq Khan has launched a new emergency £2.3m fund to support culture and creative industries at risk due to the impact of the coronavirus.

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