Brixton clean Bus Zone to tackle toxic air

The Mayor of London has delivered the second in his network of 12 Low Emission Bus Zones in Brixton Road.

Major transport overhaul in Greater Manchester announced

A major overhaul of transport, beginning in 2018, has been announced by the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

Croydon’s future as a smart city outlined

The London Borough of Croydon is to outline Croydon’s future as a smart city at cabinet soon.

Third of employees take work breaks

One in three office workers feels unable to make the most of their breaks at work, a new survey says.

New Nottingham City Council green energy site

Victoria Leisure Centre has become Nottingham City Council’s 43rd commercial solar site.

Councils should unlock £7 billion of local assets

A new report urges public bodies to unlock untapped assets worth an estimated £7 billion to help keep local areas strong and vibrant.

Next step in North of Tyne Devolution begins

The next stage in the plans for a devolution deal for the North of Tyne will begin soon with the launch of a public consultation.

Lower bills and better service for water customers

Economic regulator Ofwat has announced that water customers across England and Wales can look forward to lower bills, improved services and reduced leakage.

Weak schools struggle with teacher ‘burnout’

Ofsted is warning of struggling underachieving schools where teachers ‘burn out’.

Future cars to spot potholes and send info to Highways England

Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes and transmit the information to Highways England, the government body has said.

Retained business rates to fund social care

Essex County Council calls to divert funds from the proposed retention of business rates to help fund social care.

New day centre for dementia launched

A new service to support people in local communities with complex needs is opening in East Leeds.

Fire safety measures following Grenfell Tower now at least £600m

The cost of fire safety measures which councils plan to introduce following the Grenfell Tower fire has now reached at least £600 million.

Campaign to fight against rampant ticketing launched

The AA has launched a campaign to fight back against rampant ticketing by council and private parking enforcers.

New measures to tackle climate change introduced

The Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new funding to tackle climate change as she attends the One Planet Summit in Paris.

Converting empty spaces above shops can solve housing crisis, MPs say

More than 90 per cent of MPs believe that converting empty spaces above shops can help reverse the current housing crisis, new research has shown.

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