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.

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.

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.

93 per cent of combined authority positions filled by men

A report from the Electoral Reform Society has warned that 93 per cent of senior positions in the new combined authorities will be appointed to white men.

Ban on councils charging for fun runs proposed

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is considering new proposals to ban councils in England from charging people to take part in weekend fun runs.

Councils call for input over new grammar school locations

The LGA has said that councils must have control over where new selective schools are introduced.

Plastic bottle waste out of control in London

The London Assembly Environment Committee has reported that the amount of waste from single-use plastic bottles in London has risen out of control.

6.8m Lincolnshire coastal flood prevention scheme gets underway

The Environment Agency’s annual scheme to replenish beaches in Lincolnshire is set to begin.

Parliament approves 130 new free schools

The Department for Education has approved applications for 131 new schools, in a move which is expected to create more than 69,000 places.

Social care system seeing 900 workers quit daily

New figures reveal that over 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, representing a collapse in the system.

England nature plans lacking in policies

A draft 25-year government plan for nature in England has been criticised by campaigners for its lack of policies.

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