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.

National effort to end rough sleeping

The Community Secretary Sajid Javid has set out details of a new Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel to help eliminate rough sleeping by 2027.

Council provides new refuge accommodation for victims of domestic support

A new facility which provides refuge accommodation for victims and families affected by domestic abuse has been officially opened in Watford.

Hertfordshire residents to stay warm in homes thanks to new scheme

A new scheme that provides free or discounted household improvements to help people stay warm in their homes has been launched by Hertfordshire County Council.

Plan to see more disabled people in work

The government has launched a new strategy to break down employment barriers and transform disability employment over the next 10 years.

Number of workless households falls by 49,000

The number of households in the UK where no one is working has fallen by 49,000 in just one year, according to the latest figures.

New plans to tackle Chelmsford city centre congestion

Plans to transform Chelmsford’s transport network for drivers, pedestrians, bus users and cyclists have been announced by Essex County Council.

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