Minor traffic offences are to be dealt with in special courts to speed up the justice system and free up more time for investigating serious cases.
Fire authorities could save or reinvest £200m annually if rescue service spending was reduced to a national average, a far-reaching report by the country’s top fireman has found.
The education secretary has launched a new fast-track training programme for top graduates who want to become social workers.
Councils and local health providers have been awarded £1.8m by Whitehall to improve services for local residents.
Local safeguarding teams are set to benefit from a Government funded programme aimed at protecting teenage victims of abuse.
The Government pays too little attention to place when it comes to economic growth, cities minister Greg Clark has claimed.
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