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.

Over 300 high-rises have Grenfell-style cladding

Government figures show that only seven social housing buildings have fully replaced their unsafe cladding in the wake of Grenfell Tower.

Two new affordable housing schemes in Manchester

Manchester City Council will discuss two new housing schemes that will make affordable homes available for first time buyers.

Increasing childcare costs undermining policies

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has revealed that the cost of childcare in Britain has surged to double the rate of inflation.

Northamptonshire CC leader loses no confidence vote

Northamptonshire County Council leader Heather Smith has lost a no-confidence motion among her Conservative group members.

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.

Coventry-based engineering firm Aurrigo

Smart Cambridge has been awarded £3.2 million to develop autonomous shuttle service as part of its public transport network.

‘Flourishing’ children’s social care praised in Leeds

Ofsted inspectors have highlighted Leeds City Council’s services for children in care as ‘flourishing’.

£1.2 million for London councils to implement GDPR

Preparations for the incoming EU GDPR is costing London councils over £1.2 million to implement.

Choosing care one of life’s most stressful experiences

The CQC has claimed that choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events.

Javid says Dorset councils merger 'to go ahead'

Sajid Javid has announced that plans to replace Dorset's nine councils and create two unitary authorities have been approved.

£40 million for coastal communities

Jake Berry has announced that the government’s Coastal Communities Fund has opened for bids to transform the UK’s coastal communities.

Councils warn of ‘fake news’ dangers

The LGA has outlined guidance to help residents sort legitimate information from councils from ‘fake news’ which can be inaccurate and misleading.


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