Coventry and Oxford to be first all-electric bus cities

Grant Shapps has announced that Coventry and Oxford are developing proposals to become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services.

Four out of five people support new national lockdown

New polling has shown that 79 per cent of adults in England support the new national lockdown.

UNISON calls for nurseries to close during lockdown

UNISON has said that pre-schools, including nurseries, must be closed except to educate the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable.

Majority of adults intent on getting healthier

A survey of over 5,000 adults has found that 80 per cent of those aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle in 2021.

Johnson announces new national lockdown

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the spread of coronavirus.

£4.6bn in new lockdown grants to support businesses

Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000.

Johnson welcomes uplift in key public sector jobs

The Prime Minister has reaffirmed his commitment to boost the numbers of public sector workers as part of the government’s drive to build back better in 2021.

Starmer calls for immediate lockdown in England

Keir Starmer has urged the Prime Minister to impose a new national lockdown within the next 24 hours to tackle the ‘out of control’ coronavirus.

60,000 could be prevented from becoming homeless

60,000 families and individuals could be prevented from being pushed into homelessness in the next ten years with bold government action.

2025 broadband target unlikely to be met, say MPs

The government risks failing to meet its revised-down target for gigabit-capable broadband in the face of challenges to infrastructure roll-out.

Councils anticipating closure of childcare providers

More than half of local authorities believe local childcare providers will permanently close as a result of childcare support being withdrawn.

New nature test sites for mental health research

Seven sites will receive a share of over £5.5 million pot to research how nature can be used to improve mental health and well-being.