£100m scheme for child sexual abuse survivors

Lambeth Council is launching a scheme, costing £100 million, to support survivors of historic sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

£18 million to tackle traffic congestion in Bedford

Bedford Borough Council has announced an £18 million investment to tackle traffic congestion across its town centre.

Wales witnesses growth in renewables production

Wales’ ambitious targets for clean energy are on track, as electricity consumption from renewables increased from 32 per cent to 43 per cent last year.

Leicestershire ranked top council for productivity

Leicestershire County Council has been ranked the number one council for productivity in a national league table, produced by consultants iMPOWER.

National Transfer Scheme to be expanded

A scheme ensuring that the care responsibilities of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is shared by local authorities is to be extended.

Proposals for community libraries and centres agreed in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council will transfer ownership of five buildings to local groups, seeing two independent community-run libraries established.

Aberdeen may pursue school holiday meals initiative

A project which provides free meals for children during school holidays could be expanded by Aberdeen City Council after a successful pilot scheme.

Progress towards a ‘flood-ready Yorkshire’

Council leaders from across Yorkshire are meeting to consider the future effects of climatic change and work together for a ‘flood-ready Yorkshire’

Leicestershire hits emissions target four years early

Leicestershire County Council has reached its greenhouse gas emissions target four years ahead of schedule.

Liverpool City council to establish housing company

Liverpool City Council has announced plans to set up an ethical housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes across the city.

UK City of Culture 2021 to be hosted by Coventry

Arts Minister John Glen has announced that the title of UK City of Culture 2021 will be hosted by Coventry, who will take the title from Hull.

£72,500 cap on social care to be scrapped

A £72,500 cap on social care costs due to come into effect in England are to be scrapped, a health minister has said.

£1.4 million Anglian Waterways investment announced

Boaters are to benefit from a £1.4 million investment into Anglian Waterways, as the Environment Agency launches its latest improvement programme.

Technological boost for funding resilience

The Roads Minister has seen a world-first innovation which could see communities affected by floods reconnected more quickly.

Medway flood plan launched

The Medway Flood Partnership has launched the Medway Flood Action Plan, reducing the risk of flooding to 9,000 properties along the River Medway in Kent.

Aberdeen council to continue to meet storage costs for homeless households

Proposals to introduce charges for the storage of the belongings of homeless households in Aberdeen have been rejected.

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