£5 million for affordable, supported accommodation in Leeds

Leeds City Council is set to approve a £5 million investment to provide supported accommodation for vulnerable adults, young people and families.

Nearly 50,000 children not receiving suitable education

The National Children’s Bureau has raised concerns over the welfare of children missing education in England.

Over 150,000 homes for social rent lost in five years

The Chartered Institute of Housing has shown that more than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost in just five years.

1,240 tonnes of tar used in Swansea road repair scheme

Swansea Council is coming to the end of its PATCH road repair programme for 2017/18, which has seen more than 1,240 tonnes of tar used to repair roads.

York ‘most digitally connected city’ in the country

The City of York Council has celebrated having the fastest broadband download speed in the country.

Nottingham highlights further SME support

After awarding £48 million worth of contracts to SMEs last year, Nottingham City Council has pledged to continue to support smaller suppliers.

Blackpool set to manage own water supply

Blackpool Council is set to become the first local authority to manage its own water supply following its licence application to Ofwat.

‘Light handed’ regulation could help improve private renting

The government should do more to support the increasing provision of private rented accommodation by housing associations and local authorities.

School alerts for high air pollution days

Sadiq Khan has revealed that schools in the capital will receive an alert every time air pollution is set to pose an acute risk to health.

Significant improvement in children’s services in Cumbria

Ofsted inspectors have reported that all services for children provided by Cumbria County Council have improved significantly.

Government is ‘shifting the burden’ of cuts to struggling families

The Labour party has accused the government of ‘attempting to shift the burden’ of local government cuts onto struggling families.

New legal protections from rogue parking firms

The government will support new legislation to protect drivers from unscrupulous private parking operators.

Wales to lower voting age in electoral reform plans

Under plans to modernise elections in Wales, those aged 16 and 17 could soon be able to cast their vote in council elections.

Rotherham children's services 'transformed' since abuse scandal

Ofsted has given Rotherham Council an overall ‘Good’ rating in its latest inspection, following on from its child sexual exploitation scandal.

New Metals Matter campaign for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have launched a new metal recycling campaign.

Labour pledges 8,000 new homes for rough sleepers

Labour has promised to tackle the scandal of rough sleeping by pledging 8,000 affordable homes for people with a history of sleeping on the streets.

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