‘Growing urgency' for Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed that there is ‘growing urgency’ for Scotland to become independent ‘sooner rather than later’.

Praise for Devon bus services

Devon County Council has won praise from Bus Users UK for successfully bucking national trends and offering residents good bus services.

West York’s EV rapid-charging network has gone live

West Yorkshire’s largest electric vehicle rapid-charging network has gone live with the switch-on of the first chargepoint in Bradford.

£1.1 million libraries investment in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire libraries are set to introduce Open Access (self-service) technology, after securing £1.1 million capital investment.

Parents say children need more playgrounds

New research from the Association of Play Industries has claimed that parents are worried about the shift from outdoor play to indoor screen time.

Broadband experts question PM's full-fibre internet pledge

Leading telecoms organisations claim that full-fibre broadband for all by 2025 target is possible, but government ambition is not enough.

Carers saving Treasury billions every year

The Work and Pensions Committee has warned that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of DWP administrative errors.

Each council to designate a Brexit lead

Robert Jenrick has said that councils should be fully prepared to leave the European Union by the end of October.

Thrill-seeking youngsters leaping from structures face fatalities

LGA warned that reckless thrill-seekers leaping from structures as high as 65-foot into water risk fatal injuries or serious disability.

New Freeports to ensure Brexit trade opportunities

The first new Freeports will be established after we leave the EU, to ensure towns and cities benefit from Brexit trade opportunities.

Carers need more support to cope with stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the well-being of adults who provide unpaid care.

Libraries for Life awarded Hertfordshire contract

Hertfordshire County Council has set up a charity to take control of its libraries, expecting to save £500,000 in business rates.

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