New day centre for dementia launched

A new service to support people in local communities with complex needs is opening in East Leeds.

Fire safety measures following Grenfell Tower now at least £600m

The cost of fire safety measures which councils plan to introduce following the Grenfell Tower fire has now reached at least £600 million.

Campaign to fight against rampant ticketing launched

The AA has launched a campaign to fight back against rampant ticketing by council and private parking enforcers.

What can local gov expect from 2018?

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive at the Local Government Information Unit, looks at the likely trends for local government in the new year

New measures to tackle climate change introduced

The Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new funding to tackle climate change as she attends the One Planet Summit in Paris.

Converting empty spaces above shops can solve housing crisis, MPs say

More than 90 per cent of MPs believe that converting empty spaces above shops can help reverse the current housing crisis, new research has shown.

County council’s report highlights growth corridor importance

Northamptonshire County Council’s new economic report has highlighted its importance of being part of Britain’s ‘silicon valley’.

£60,000 boost for ’Social Prescribing’ in Somerset

Health services in Somerset have received a £60,000 financial boost to help ‘Social Prescribing’ take a leap forward.

Emergency accommodation for rough sleepers due to weather

Oxford City Council is extending its activation of its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for rough sleepers for at least two further nights.

Derby Council attempts to alleviate winter pressures on NHS

Derby City Council approveds plans to create additional bed spaces in a number of its care homes, in order to relieve winter pressures on the NHS.

£12 million to boost Liverpool’s economy by £58m annually

Liverpool City Council’s £1 billion Paddington Village scheme has been given a £12 million boost from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Over 500 child protection investigations carried out daily

More than 500 child protection investigations were started every day on average last year by councils concerned about children at risk of harm, the LGA has revealed.

New train franchise for West Midlands

A new franchise, managed by a consortium of local councils, will usher in a new era of rail travel for passengers in the West Midlands.

Health and safety: good for business

Dr Karen McDonnell looks at the lessons of June’s Grenfell Tower fire and the importance of sharing information in health and safety communications


Event Diary

London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.