Investment needed in addiction services post-pandemic

Psychiatrists have warned that addiction services are not equipped to treat the soaring numbers of people drinking at high risk during the pandemic.

Green light for e-scooter trial in York

City of York Council has announced a year-long e-scooter trial and selected TIER to run the game-changing technology on its streets.

Labour says winter social care plan must be priority

Labour has written to Matt Hancock setting out five key areas where action is needed to protect care homes this winter.

New housing targets 'jeopardise’ levelling-up agenda

An updated algorithm to set how many new homes need to be built in local areas will lead to London and the south seeing a housing boom.

Lockdown air quality levels could improve lung health of children

Reducing air pollution around schools could halve the number of children with lung function so poor it affects their everyday lives.

Government must support public services, say unions

A new campaign has been launched highlighting how public services cannot continue with the underfunding of the past decade.

Millions could be asked to shield again

Millions of people who are at risk of serious illness from coronavirus could be asked to start shielding again if infection rates continue to rise.

Food bank use forecast to rise this winter

New research from the Trussell Trust shows that food banks are forecast to give out six emergency food parcels a minute this winter.

Fill public service vacancies to cut unemployment rate

A new report has outlined proposals for a public sector jobs drive to stave off mass unemployment and help the coronavirus recovery.

Wales seeks more working remotely arrangements

The Welsh Government has stated its long-term ambition to see around 30 per cent of Welsh workers working from home or near from home.

Pension Credit shortfalls costing £4bn per year

The failure to deliver Pension Credit to older people who are entitled to it is costing the health system an estimated £4 billion per year.

Broadband boost for rural counties

A quarter of a million rural homes and businesses have been given access to more financial help to get top-of-the-range broadband speeds.