More support needed for youth mental health ‘black hole'

YoungMinds has reported that three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support.

Recycling rates grow in Cornwall amid awareness pledge

Cornwall Council has reported that recycling rates across the region for the first quarter of 2018-19 are tracking ahead of the 39 per cent target.

One Yorkshire devolution deal backed by councils

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire local authorities have agreed to submit a detailed proposal to government to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal.

£5 million youth group fund for disadvantaged youths

A new £5 million fund to increase places in uniformed youth groups has been announced to reach vulnerable young people.

Councils preventing faster EV charge point rollout

SSE has claimed that councils are frustrating the rollout of electric car charging points, meaning Britain has thousands fewer than required.

Greater representation of women needed in local government

97 per cent of councils are male dominated and there has been virtually no progress on women’s representation in local government.

3,000 new homes for Olympic legacy site

3,000 new homes will be built on the remaining three legacy sites at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the level of affordable housing boosted to 50 per cent.

Warning for councils over aggressive debt chasing

The NAO has warned that ongoing local government funding pressures means councils are pursuing debt repayments ‘too quickly and too aggressively’.

Mixed financial outlook for Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council has warned of a ‘serious and extremely challenging’ financial situation.

Further funding for councils to help rough sleepers

The government has announced provisional allocations of a £34 million fund to provide local support for those living on the streets.

£6 million for English language learning

The government has announced a £6 million programme that will help adults learn to speak English and better integrate into British life.

Help for people living at home at crisis point

Age UK warns that the safety net for elderly people living at home has become dangerously weak, with older people living alone in declining health.

New leaders as Green’s seek ‘third political party’

Green Party members have voted Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry new co-leaders of the party after an internal election this summer.

Heavy cutbacks to save Somerset £13 million

Somerset County Council has announced a range of proposals to to tackle spending pressures.

First large-scale 5G testbed to be in West Midlands

The West Midlands has been selected to become the innovative home to the UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed.

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