Northern leaders support tree planting programme

Hundreds of Northern leaders have called for the Prime Minister to support an ambitious tree planting programme for the North of England.

New streetlights to save Barnet £750,000 per year

Barnet Council will install LED lanterns in all its streetlights in order to save £750,000 per year and improve the borough’s carbon footprint.

Bath schools energy project to get national rollout

An educational energy programme trialled by schools across Bath & North East Somerset is being rolled out nationally.

©Tim Crocker: Goldsmith Street

RIBA has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded to the UK’s best new building.

2.6 million expect to quit job to provide care

More than 2.6 million employees aged 45 and over expect that they will have to leave their jobs in order to care for a relative or partner.

Coastal workers earning less than those inland

Those workers living in seaside areas are likely to earn on average £1,600 less per year than those living inland.

First wave of 20,000 police officer uplift begins

The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales, amid the 20,000 increase drive.

Fine-free libraries to begin in Leeds

As part of National Libraries Week, Leeds City Council has announced that it is abolishing all fines and ID requirements at its libraries.

Millions struggling to pay council tax

New research has shown that millions of people are struggling to pay council tax and other essential bills.

Towns lagging behind on foreign direct investment

New research has revealed that 59 per cent of all foreign direct investment coming in to the UK went to the Core Cities last year.

New accommodation to tackle homelessness in Oxford

Oxford City Council is proposing a new approach to tackling rough sleeping this winter.

Cambridge cuts carbon emission by quarter since 2015

Carbon emissions from the Cambridge City Council’s buildings, vehicles and services have fallen by just over 25 per cent since 2014-15.