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NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the well-being of adults who provide unpaid care.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

Council calls for creation of national care service

Gateshead Council has urged the government to create a National Care Service, that would work alongside the NHS, to end the current 'care crisis'.

Birmingham’s ICT services return to council management

The contract between Birmingham City Council and Capita has largely ended, with most services being brought back in-house.

No deal Brexit will add £220 on household food bills

Labour has revealed that a no deal Brexit outcome will cost families an extra £220 next year as a result of rising food prices.


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