Laura Sharman

London boroughs start record number of council homes last year


A record number of council homes were started last year in London, according to official figures.

New app brings historic tales to life in Leicester


A new app to bring historic stories connected with Leicester Market to life has been launched.

District declares a 'cost of living emergency'


Mendip has become the latest council to declare a cost of living emergency.

Councils warn illicit tobacco could undermine smoking cessation efforts


Council leaders have warned the cost of living crisis could cause more people to use cheap counterfeit tobacco, widening health disparities.

Call to deploy legal advisers in council spaces


Legal advisers should be deployed in council offices and other public locations to provide access to civil justice, a think tank has argued.

Eight places given city status to mark Platinum Jubilee


Eight locations have been awarded city status as part of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Eight more projects benefit from Community Ownership Fund


Community groups have been given more than £2.2m of government funding to take control of eight venues at risk of being lost forever.

Councillors back move to hybrid model of council meetings


Over two-thirds of councillors believe a permanent move to a hybrid model of both online and in-person council meetings would improve the diversity of local councils, according to a new survey.

First Welsh council joins digital Local Land Charges register


Swansea has become the first Welsh local authority to move its local land charges to a digital register.

Belfast tops index for economic vitality growth


Belfast has achieved the highest growth in economic vitality out of 20 key cities in the UK, a new index has revealed.

Call to limit new waste incinerators in Scotland


An independent review has called for a cap on future waste incineration capacity in Scotland.

Queen's Speech: New measures to raise education standards


Local authorities will have a new duty to provide support to home-schooling families under new measures to reform education.

Council restarts development following nutrient neutrality analysis


Havant Borough Council has been able to lift the block on housing development in the area following analysis into nutrient neutrality.

Charity warns of 'rapid rise' in food poverty


More than seven million people live in households that have been forced to skip meals because they couldn't afford or get access to food, new data has revealed.

Free bus travel for Ukrainian refugees in Wales


Refugees fleeing from Ukraine will receive free travel on local bus services, under plans announced by the Welsh Government.

Council agrees to pay extra costs for bridge restoration project


Newport City Council has agreed to pay the extra costs for the Transporter Bridge transformation project after the original contractors went into administration.

Councils allocated £28m to cover costs of council tax rebate


Local authorities have been allocated just over £28m to help cover the costs of administrating the council tax rebate scheme.

'Nutrient neutrality' rules are delaying up to 100,000 new homes


Up to 100,000 new homes are being delayed due to new regulations around 'nutrient neutrality', according to new research.

Green spaces provide £25.6bn of ‘welfare value’ every year, study finds


A new study has shown that parks and green spaces in England and Wales provide adults with £25.6bn of ‘welfare value’ each year.

New trial to crack down on 'rowdy' motorists


A new trial to help local authorities tackle loud engines and exhausts on Britain’s noisiest streets has been launched by the Government.

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