Give councils power over polluting vehicles in cities

Plans to create less polluted cities need to go further if targets to reduce increasing levels of harmful pollutants are to be met.

Olympics inspires few to take up sport

Only seven per cent of the British public have been inspired by the Olympic games to take up sport, according to a new YouGov survey.

Labour surprised as Tories win Copeland by-election

The Labour party has lost the Copeland by-election by over 2,000 votes to the Conservative party, losing a seat it has held for over 80 years.

Net migration to UK drops by 49,000

Net migration to the UK has reduced by 49,000 with 273,000 people migrating to the UK in the year to September, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

New build homes hits nine year high

New data reveals that the number of new build homes that have started to be built have continued to rise to the highest level since 2007.

DCLG announces £191m cash injection for South West

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a government cash boost of £191 million for the South West to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth.

Aberdeen Council freezes council tax rate

Councillors from Aberdeen City Council have decided against increasing council tax and have become one of the largest councils to opt to freeze the rate instead.

Oxfordshire Council criticises NHS savings proposals

Oxfordshire County Council has criticised NHS proposals to save £200 million, claiming the plans are lacking information.

Council services not keeping pace with rising complex needs children

A new report commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children and published by the National Children's Bureau, has highlighted that the number of disabled children with complex needs has increased dramatically, and warned that affected families were finding it difficult to access local authority support.

MPs to be allowed to speak Welsh in Parliament

New UK government plans will allow MPs to speak Welsh in parliamentary debates of the Welsh Grand Committee.

Supreme Court rules income barrier for spouse immigration lawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that income barrier stopping thousands of British citizens from bringing a foreign spouse to the UK is lawful.

West Lothian Council freezes council tax

West Lothian Council has become the fourth local authority to confirm plans to freeze the basic rate of council tax.

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