Report explores digital leadership in local government

The LGiU has found that local councillors are not ‘digital dinosaurs’ as it investigates digital technology, governance and leadership in local authorities.

New partnership to manage waste collection in Surrey

Joint Waste Solutions will oversee waste collection across four Surrey councils and save around £2.5 million a year.

Dundee council to provide EV-only parking bays

Plans to provide electric vehicle-only parking bays in Dundee in two city parks is underway.

Fleet investment secures weekly refuse collections

Adur and Worthing Councils have announced the £4.2 million purchase of 24 new waste trucks to maintain the weekly collection of residential refuse.

Greens call for younger voting age

Setting out the start of their General Election campaign, the Green Party have called for new legislation to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote on 8

£1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

The government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys.

Over 200,000 homes in England lying empty

Figures have revealed that over 200,000 homes in England were empty for at least six months during 2016.

Extremists to be placed in specialist centres

News plans to separate dangerous extremists from the mainstream prison population through the introduction of specialist centres have been announced.

OAS calls on local gov to improve school meals

Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) has called on local government election candidates to commit to transform school meals in Scotland to create a healthy eating culture.

Leeds Council backs £35m stadium redevelopment

Leeds City Council has approved a proposal which would see a third-party investor provide up to £35 million to fund the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Christchurch council merger deferred following general election

Christchurch council has announced it has decided to delay any referendum on local government reorganisation following the announcement of a General Election to be held on 8 June 2017.

MPs approve snap election

MPs have backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election, meaning the poll is set to go ahead on 8 June after.

Councils praised for improved roadworks communication

According to Socitm’s Find out about roadworks, 2016-17 report, local authorities have improved their performance scorecard for online roadworks communication by 37 per cent.

Housing pressures contribute to rising mental ill-health

A new survey by Shelter has revealed that millions of people in England are suffering mentally because of housing problems.

Half of UK firms hit by cyber breach, DCMS figures show

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has urged companies to protect themselves against cyber crime after statistics have found nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.

May announces snap general election

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to calls a snap general election on 8 June.

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Event Diary

The first FLOODEX was a huge success with many exhibitors already committed to exhibiting again in 2017.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.