London launches free tap water scheme

Sadiq Khan has revealed that businesses around London have joined a scheme that offers people free tap water ‘refills’.

‘Keep Manchester Tidy’ campaign launched

Manchester City Council and Keep Britain Tidy are collaborating with the aim of making Manchester the UK’s first ‘Tidy City’ by 2020.

MPs call for end of 'poisonous air' emergency

Four Commons committees have urged for an end to the UK's ‘poisonous air’ emergency and demanded a faster phase-out of petrol and diesel cars.

New Air Quality Action Plan for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council has set out a new Air Quality Action Plan to improve areas of poor air quality and maintain areas of good air quality.

Underfunded councils prepared to sell off parks

Over half of councils in the North West are considering selling parks or finding other organisations to maintain them within the next three years.

Homes boost for rural communities

Rural communities will be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes to better meet local housing needs.

Call for evidence on cycle safety launched

Jesse Norman has revealed plans to help people walk and cycle more, as part of a drive for the UK to leave cars behind for shorter journeys.

Three policy priorities for Sheffield City Region

Centre for Cities has outlined what the new Sheffield City Region metro mayor should prioritise when they take office in May this year.

Islington cleans up its act with ‘green fleet’ plans

Islington Council has revealed plans for a new 'green fleet' of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels.

Potholes becoming a national disgrace, warns RSTA

The Road Surface Treatments Association claims that potholes have gone from being just a local problem to being a national disgrace.

Public exposed to daily ‘cocktail’ of pollution

Professor Dame Sally Davies has warned that the impact of air, light and noise pollution has yet to be fully recognised in terms of health.

Recycling rates fall for 14 million homes

Council recycling rates have fallen over five years, with half of local authorities recycling a lower proportion of household waste than in 2011-12.

Funding fall for energy-efficient homes

A new report from e3g has claimed that public investment in warm homes in England has been cut by 58 per cent since 2012.

Sunderland school better prepared for flooding

The Environment Agency has been helping a Sunderland school become better prepared for flooding by installing a rain garden planter.

Waltham Forest crowned London Borough of Culture

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced Waltham Forest as the first borough to be awarded the London Borough of Culture title next year.

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