City Region secures £1.1 billion deal

The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region has secured a £1.1 billion deal from the UK and Scottish governments.

Hove’s Kings House sold

Contracts have been exchanged with regards to the sale of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Grade II listed building.

Government borrowing rose to £6.9 billion in June

Public sector net borrowing increased by £2 billion to £6.9 billion in June 2017 compared to June 2016, new figures show.

£13 million Woodland Creation grant confirmed

A £13 million fund to increase England’s woodland has been confirmed by the Forestry Minister.

£27 million Northumberland flood scheme completed

The Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council’s multi-million pound flood scheme in Morpeth is complete.

Regional cities must rebalance Britain’s London-centric investment market

Cities across the North, Midlands and Wales must take the lead to attract a greater share of the private sector investment, a new report says.

Grow Green project for healthier Manchester

Manchester is set to lead a new European Commission-funded project to help cities create a healthier urban environment.

Mayor debunks myth London receives more than fair share on transport schemes

Sadiq Khan has released a report which invalidates the myth that London receives more than the rest of the country for transport.

Unmet needs in social care among older people are widespread

Over half of older people with care needs have unmet needs, a new report has found.

£15 million extra funding for local councils

The Communities Secretary has announced £15 million grants to local councils to help ‘ease the pressures’ on local services.

Congleton town centre to get a ‘major facelift’

Work to transform Congleton town centre with a new public realm scheme will begin soon.

Vulnerable people ‘let down’ by care providers

Vulnerable adults are being ‘let down’ by care providers who are not going through the proper processes, a new report has found.

Multi-million pound broadband extension for Leicestershire

Further homes in Leicestershire are to benefit from fibre broadband thanks to project extension, it has been announced.

Councils come together to support care providers

Bristol City Council has joined authorities across the South West in supporting a new campaign to help care providers.

Triangulum project cuts Manchester carbon emissions

Manchester’s universities are using technology to cut their carbon emissions, thanks to a new Triangulum project.

Return of more powers for Rotherham

The Secretary of State has planned a return of more powers to Rotherham Council.


Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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.