A new report has highlighted the role that employment plays in improving the self-worth of people with drug and alcohol addictions.

Bus operator First West Yorkshire has pledged £71 million to provide a fleet of 284 low-emission buses to the city of Leeds by 2020.

Vulnerable older people should be offered befriending programmes or exercise classes to prevent loneliness, experts have said.

Cherwell District Council is planning to set up its own online lottery to raise money for local charities and community groups.

The Mayor of London has announced that a record £154 million per year will be spent on cycling in the capital over the next five years.

A study being carried out by former health minister Dr Dan Poulter and King’s College London will survey MPs on their mental health, asking questions about their sense of self-worth and drinking habits.

Calderdale Council has approved an investment of £92 million as part of its Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, to prevent damage from severe flooding.

Specialist IT staff serving Glasgow City Council have begun three weeks of strike action over fears that IT services may be privatised.

Barnsley Council has to be criticised over claims it has denied nurses and health visitors an extra day’s holiday, which was awarded to council staff as a reward for achieving a gold award from Investors in People.

Local authorities are being urged to consider how they can best use libraries when delivering vital public services.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged local authorities to consider lower speed limits, clean air zones and a move to redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution.

East Ayrshire Council has unveiled a £131 million programme to build 604 new homes and refurbish hundreds of others as part of a scheme to provide ‘sustainable and quality homes’ for nearly 13,000 tenants.

New budget plans for Stoke-on-Trent City Council will threaten 200 jobs and could mean raising council tax by three per cent to pay for extra social care

The Scottish Borders Council has approved plans which could see nearly 1,200 affordable homes built in the region by 2022.

According to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Halogen Employee Outlook, two-thirds of public sector employees were satisfied with their jobs, the highest level since autumn 2012.

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