Khan warns of 'unsustainable' police cuts

Sadiq Khan has warned that future cuts to the Metropolitan Police are ‘unsustainable’ and could make it harder to foil terror attacks.

One in five planning to vote ‘tactically’

New research for the Electoral Reform Society has revealed that one in five UK voters will be voting tactically in the General Election on 8 June.

May’s ‘disappointment’ over Trump climate plans

Theresa May has said of her ‘disappointment’ with his decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

UK sued for first time over illegal air pollution

The government will be taken to court for a third time over its plans to tackle the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.

Labour makes public service pledge

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged support for UK public services, attacking Tory education and health policy.

English housebuilding at decade high, DCLG figures show

New figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said the number of new homes being built in England is at its highest level for ten years.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

Data still being locked away, experts report

Open data leaders are stalling, and even backsliding in their delivery of open data, the Open Data Barometer finds.

Voter registration deadline looms

Eligible voters have until 23:59 BST to register online through the official gov.uk website for the 8 June general election.

Over 80s abandoned by social care system, Age UK reports

Age UK has called on political parties to put social care at the heart of their election manifestos as research has revealed that a third of over 80s are receiving inadequate care and support.

Poor quality packaging threatens UK recycling, RA warns

A survey of UK recycling industry experts conducted by the Recycling Association (RA) at the Quality First Recycling Conference has revealed that 59 per cent of respondents considered poor material quality to represent the biggest threat to the sector.

World's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool

Dong Energy’s wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast.

Majority support car-free city centres, survey reveals

Over half of all UK adults would be happy to tolerate only public transport being allowed in their nearest city if it meant air quality could be improved, a survey conducted by Volvo Buses has indicated.

NDNA recommends childcare passport funding

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has called on all political parties to invest in childcare and simplify early years funding with a radical Childcare Passport proposal.

Pothole-related breakdowns rising despite mild conditions

The RAC has warned it attended over 6,500 breakdowns caused as a result of potholes in the first quarter of 2017 – a 63 per cent year-on-year rise despite decent weather conditions.

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