Leeds collaboration to boost health tech industry

More than three million people across Leeds City Region are set to benefit from health technology advances.

700,000 pothole complaints made in last year

The FSB has revealed that almost 700,000 potholes and road defects were reported in the last year across England.

£5.5m funding proposals for children in Stoke-on-Trent

A consultation has been launched by Stoke-on-Trent Council on proposals to fund a £5.5 million redirection of cash to children’s services.

Councils urge for sustainable public health funding

Cumbria County Council is the latest local authority seeking a more sustainable future for the funding of public health in the UK.

Greater Manchester declares a climate emergency

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has declared a climate emergency.

50,000 children in care where council services are failing

The number of vulnerable children being cared for in areas where council services are failing is going up.

Eight in 10 UK regions lack full 4G coverage

New analysis has revealed that four fifths of constituency areas suffer from patchy 4G mobile coverage.

UK to receive Google Flood Alerts

The UK has become one of the first countries in Europe where people will be able to receive flood alerts via the Google Public Alerts map.

Corbyn warns of ‘anti-democratic abuse of power’

Labour has sought confirmation that Boris Johnson could not force through a No Deal Brexit in the middle of a general election campaign.

New initiative to fill empty retail units in Oxford

Business and organisations from across Oxford are working with the city council on an initiative to bring empty units back into use more quickly.

200 homes planned for rough sleepers in London

Plans for up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse in London have been announced.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-fast-tracks-spending-round-to-free-up-departments-to-prepare-for-brexit

A one-year spending review to give government departments ‘financial certainty’ as they prepare for Brexit will be brought forward.

Southampton to introduce Living Wall on roundabout

Southampton City Council has begun work to transform the Millbrook Roundabout with a new Living Wall made up of green planting.

Local government shut out from Brexit preparations

The Labour Party has raised concerns that local government will not have a seat on the government’s EU Exit Operations Committee.

Vision to create National Park in West Midlands welcomed

A government-commissioned report has welcomed ambitious proposals to create a new urban National Park in the West Midlands region.

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