Laura Sharman

Government urged to take action on emissions from peatland

07/08/2020

The Government should take radical action on restoring and rewetting peatlands to achieve net zero on land, countryside campaigners have said.

Public back investment for ‘15-minute’ communities

07/08/2020

There is a growing trend to create '15-minute communities' through investment in public health, green infrastructure and town centres, a new survey has revealed.

‘Levelling up’ school funding benefits wealthier student

07/08/2020

The government’s policy of ‘levelling’ up school funding will benefit wealthier pupils the most, according to the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

Cornwall first to pass on COVID-19 funding to local councils

07/08/2020

Cornwall Council is set to be the first to pass on government funding to parish and town councils affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Calls for urgent investment in mental health recovery

07/08/2020

Investment in mental health is crucial to seeing the country through the next phases of the pandemic, a new report has said today.

Cyber attack cost council more than £10m

06/08/2020

A ransomware attack in February cost Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council more than £10m, a new report has revealed.

Aberdeen goes into local lockdown following COVID-19 cluster

06/08/2020

Localised restrictions have been put into place in Aberdeen City following an outbreak of coronavirus cases.

London's first cross-borough low traffic scheme

06/08/2020

The capital's first cross-borough lower traffic neighbourhood has been set up by Newham and Waltham Forest Councils.

Councils warned about discriminating against autistic children

06/08/2020

More than 40 councils have been criticised for unlawfully discriminating against autistic children.

Luton mayor resigns after breaking lockdown rules

06/08/2020

The mayor of Luton has resigned after being pictured at a social gathering during lockdown.

Progress on health and social care pledges to be rated under new system

05/08/2020

The Government's progress on health and social care pledges will be evaluated under a new rating system, the Health and Social Care Committee has announced.

Closing schools should be the 'last option' says Children's Commissioner

05/08/2020

Schools should be the last place to close and first to re-open in future lockdowns, the Children's Commissioner for England has warned today.

Council launches local test and trace system

05/08/2020

Blackburn with Darwen Council has launched a local coronavirus tracing system in partnership with Public Health England.

Fast-tracked funding to improve school buildings

05/08/2020

The Government has fast-tracked £580m of funding to improve school buildings across England.

Extra £50m funding for Scottish social care

04/08/2020

Social care in Scotland will be given a £50m funding boost to help meet the cost of the coronavirus crisis.

Call to scrap two-tier local government system in rural areas

04/08/2020

The ‘confusing' two-tier model of local government should be abolished and replaced with single unitary councils, a report has argued today.

Over half of workforce in county areas 'at risk' due to pandemic

04/08/2020

Over half the workforce in England's county areas work in sectors ‘at risk’ due to the coronavirus crisis, research has warned today.

A third of youth services at risk of closure, research shows

04/08/2020

A third of London’s services for young people are at risk of closing down in the next six months, new research has warned.

Adult social care in Wales gets extra funding boost

03/08/2020

Adult social care providers in Wales will receive an extra £22.7m in funding to help cover the cost of the coronavirus crisis.

Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

03/08/2020

A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester following a rise in COVID-19 cases.

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