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.

30 hours free childcare hitting both parents and providers

The 30 hours funded childcare offer has led to increased fees for nearly half of parents and is financially hitting providers.

Digital service established to tackle disruptive roadworks

£10 million will be spent on a digital planning service to improve the way that drivers plan their journeys and help them avoid roadworks.

Sexual health services at tipping point

A surge in demand for sexual health services at a time of cuts to local council funding is leaving the service at risk of collapse.

Better procurement advice could save schools millions

The Education Secretary has published a new toolkit to help schools save money to ensure every pound possible is being spent in the classroom.

Over 85s needing 24 hour care to set to double

A new study has predicted that the number of people aged 85 and over needing 24-hour care is set to double.

Primary pupil surge put school places at risk

Nearly 134,000 children will miss out on a secondary school place by 2023 as a result of the surge in primary school pupils.

Plastic bag charge set for further roll out

The government has announced plans to extend the single-use plastic bag charge to all retailers and increase the minimum charge to at least 10p.

‘Severe shortage’ in teachers for new academic year

Schools in England are facing a ‘severe shortage’ of teachers ahead of the new academic year.

Improvements recognised in Brighton’s children’s services

Both Ofsted and the government have sent Brighton & Hove City Council congratulations for improvements to its children’s social care services.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls admit to 'self-harming’

A new report examining the state of children's wellbeing in the UK has found that nearly a quarter of girls in the UK have self-harmed.

Legal powers in use to seek Brexit clarity in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is to use of new legal powers to force the government to reveal the truth about the impact of Brexit on the region.

England left behind in social care funding race

England is being ‘left behind’ by a number of developed countries when it comes to funding care for older people.

Local authorities urged to bid for £95m broadband funding

Local authorities are urged to bid for a share of the £95 million being made available to help rollout full fibre connectivity across the UK.

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