The number of children getting enough physical activity drops by 40%, health body warns.
An ageing population, fragmented families and housing affordability are among the challenges the local government sector will face over the next two decades, report says.
Councils have been forced to cut spending on public health services by 5% in the past four years, according to new analysis by The King’s Fund.
Local authorities have been urged to control and manage the spread of Giant Hogweed, which can cause severe blistering to the skin of people who come into contact with it.
Parks are an asset to communities and should not be viewed as a burden by local authorities, charity says as it launches new research findings.
The number of smokers in Britain has fallen by 1.9 million since the smoking ban was introduced ten years ago, new figures have revealed.
The percentage of young adults who smoke in England has fallen by over 5% in the last five years, new figures show.
Councils have been forced to cut their pest control units by 25% since 2012, leading to a dramatic decrease in the number of reports dealt with, new research has revealed.
New digital and social technologies can help tackle social isolation and loneliness, according to internet experts.
Councils will be required to publish a ‘local toilets strategy’ and ban smoking in playgrounds after a radical new Bill was approved in Wales.