‘Broken’ care system letting patients down

The CQC has highlighted how patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a ‘broken’ care system.

Recognise air pollution as occupational health hazard

The British Safety Council has urged the government to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard.

West Lothian top 'Area for a Beautiful Future'

Smart Energy GB has launched ‘Areas for a Beautiful Future’ a new index celebrating the communities across Great Britain taking action to be more sustainable.

Communities Minister Lord Bourne has confirmed that 16 trailblazing projects across the country are set to receive £3 million of new funding.   Supporting innovative approaches to integration, the Communities Innovation Fund will engage 70,000 people with activities in schools, community and leisure centres, and in partnership with businesses, local authorities and housing associations.   From a community gardening project in south-west London that helps new migrants to practice their English language skill

Communities Minister Lord Bourne has confirmed that 16 trailblazing projects across the country are set to receive £3 million of new funding.

Second-hand tyres putting lives at risk

The LGA has warned that motorists could be putting their lives at risk buying dangerous second-hand tyres.

£200 million rollout of full fibre broadband starts

31 schools are to benefit from a programme to rollout gigabit-capable full fibre broadband to the most rural areas in the UK.

Liverpool appoints first cycling champion

Liverpool City Council has appointed actor, TV presenter and environmentalist Simon O’Brien to be its first cycling champion.

Scottish communities seek more local powers

A review into the devolution of local powers in Scotland has published its initial findings.

£62 million heritage boost for high streets

The Culture Secretary has announced new funding will bring old buildings back into use and turn them into offices, housing and creative spaces.

£10m to plant over 130,000 urban trees

Michael Gove has announced that a new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities.

Too many children in mental health hospitals

Too many children in England are being are 'unnecessarily' being admitted to mental health hospitals.

Councils urged to take greater control of bus services

Nusrat Ghani has written to local authorities and companies to remind them of the powers they have to take greater control of their area’s bus services.

Work underway for working definition of Islamophobia

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has set out the process for establishing a working definition of Islamophobia.

Council tax system is ‘highly regressive’

The council tax system in London is becoming ‘increasingly unsustainable as a source of local government finance’ and is in need of ‘fundamental reform’.

Design bus services for young people, urges watchdog

Transport Focus has published a new guide to help bus operators and local authorities make travelling by bus a better choice for young people.


Event Diary

It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

Flexible format allows event planners to be inspired, be informed and network at their own pace

You are invited to this unique annual exhibition that brings together all the disciplines from the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery.