Birmingham and Solihull to build more active communities

Around £100 million of National Lottery Funding will be invested over four years to create partnerships that make it easier for people to access sport and physical activity.

Boston Barrier gets go ahead

The Environment Agency’s £100 million Boston Barrier flood defence, which will better protect over 14,000 properties from tidal flooding, has been given the go ahead.

Eleven bids for Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

Eleven towns and cities from across Northern England have bid for a share of a new £15 million fund to help build a regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North.

England’s planning system not working, the BCC says

The planning system in England is more complex, costly and difficult for business than it was five years ago, according to the BCC.

£25 million unlocked for new homes

The Housing and Planning Minister has announced the launch of a new £25 million fund to help local authorities deliver the high quality homes the country needs.

UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition to be debated by Parliament

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap is to be debated in Parliament.

Free flood warning service for Silsden residents

The Environment Agency is urging over 300 properties to sign up to receive free flood warnings.

More than 12,000 deaths prevented if UK hit cycling targets

Over 12,000 premature deaths from air pollution would be presented over 10 years if England and Scotland reached their official goals to get more people to walk and cycle.

Almost 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners in poverty

Hundreds of thousands of children and older people have plunged into poverty in the past four years, according to new research.

Birmingham council website wins Plain English Award

Birmingham City Council’s new website has won a 2017 Plain English Award.

Proposals to reduce plastic waste in London

The Mayor of London wants to introduce new water fountains and bottle-refill stations to help reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles.

Essex secures contracts for residual waste

Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have awarded a major contract for the disposal of RDF and MSW.

Plans for Essex County Hospital site revealed

Ambitious plans to restore and redevelop Essex County Hospital into more than 100 homes once health services relocate to a £6.4 million centre have been announced.

Further steps to manage unauthorised vehicle access in pedestrian areas

Temporary manual gates to support the existing vehicle access restrictions on pedestrianised areas of Leeds city centre have been installed.

Multi million pound service to reduce fuel poverty

Thousands of people across Cornwall are to be lifted out of fuel poverty and live in warmer homes following an £8 million funding investment.

£45 million for young people with SEND

The government has announced a multi-million pound package to provide additional help for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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