Over 500 children's centres closed since 2010

Government figures have shown that local councils have closed more than 500 children’s centres since 2010.

£2.2 million bus emission funding for Bristol and Bath

Bus services across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire will receive a £2.2 million funding boost to cut emissions.

Air pollution sessions for Oxford students

Oxford City Council has published an educational toolkit for its schools to better children’s understanding of the causes and impact of air pollution.

Councils left unprepared for cyber attacks

A new report has found that over 25 per cent of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years.

Tougher electrical safety standards for tenants

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published recommendations for new safety measures to better protect private tenants

Affordable homes shortfall falling far short of demand

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned that the supply of new, affordable homes has fallen short of demand by 30,000 every year since 2011.

Public sector cuts limiting FM outsourcing potential

A study has found that growth in facilities management outsourcing has been limited by cuts in public sector budgets.

West Sussex invests in drone technology

West Sussex County Council is investing in drone technology to be used by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

Javid to consider new housing complaints system

Sajid Javid will consider options to ensure that no-one is left battling with their landlord or builder to resolve issues with their home.

£7 million funding for cycle safety

Eight cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas.

Church spires to boost rural digital connectivity

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that church spires will be used to boost digital connectivity in rural areas.

Half of council-helped children experience abuse

The LGA has warned that half of children who are assessed as ‘in need of extra help’ by councils have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.

Core Cities leaders to meet with EU chief

Leaders representing Core Cities UK are to meet with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

£18m extra support for Worcestershire’s most vulnerable

Worcestershire County Council has agreed to invest more than £18 million extra into supporting the county's most vulnerable people.

Strategic planning reforms needed for county housing

The CCN is urging the Housing Secretary to strengthen reforms to the planning system in rural areas to help fight rising prices in English counties.

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