Councils should step back as communities come forward

A new report examining the changing local relationship says that councils should cede control where communities are willing to step up and seize it.

£1 billion housing delivery fund launched

James Brokenshire has announced a new partnership with Barclays Bank to provide £1 billion of loan finance for the delivery of new homes.

Family placement postcode lottery for children in care

Children going into care face a postcode lottery for the opportunity to stay with relatives, with one in five initially placed with a friend or relative.

Dearman TRUs

A new Leeds City Council backed trial has found that cost-effective engines powered by liquid nitrogen could significantly reduce air pollution.

Councils forced to cut preventive services

Cash-strapped councils across England are struggling to provide services for rising numbers of people facing disadvantage.

New drone-based services for surveying in Oxford

Oxford Direct Services has announced that it is to start providing drone-based services to carry out roof and building surveying.

Half of workers experience poor mental health at work

A major study into workplace well-being has found that half of workers have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.

Voter ID plans ‘the wrong priority’ for government

New report warns that current plans to impose voter ID is a very ‘expensive distraction’ from the serious threats facing our democracy.

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.

NHS must quickly adapt to changing health demands

The Health Profile for England report has stated that the NHS must quickly adapt to the changing health demands facing the nation.

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.

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