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Preventable illnesses are one of several factors behind the slowing improvements in life expectancy in England, the national health body warns.
Local authorities will be given almost £1.3m to investigate how digital technology such as chatbots, artificial intelligence and websites can improve services.
Local authorities have warned they are having to make 'difficult decisions' over maintaining public health services.
Investment announced by the Government to end homelessness will help, according to council leaders, but cuts in resources are making it more challenging.
The Government has announced a more than £20m boost to creative industries across England.
The number of libraries across the country has continued to decline as cash-strapped councils reduce their spending on the service, survey reveals.
More support is needed for unpaid carers who are being 'pushed to breaking point', local government leaders in Wales have warned.
Community groups can bid for a share of a £1m fund to help them develop ‘pocket parks’.
Scottish councils are managing in the face of cuts and rising demands on services but they ‘face a difficult time ahead’, a financial watchdog has warned.
Local authority leaders are urging the Government to reverse the £600m of cuts to public health grants to help them ‘step up’ the fight against HIV.