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Foster parents at risk of burnout and stress, study warns

12/12/2019

Foster carers are more likely to suffer from secondary traumatic stress due to their exposure to the trauma stories of their foster children, a study has revealed.

Millions more to be affected by flooding as Greenland's ice melt faster than expected

11/12/2019

More than 40 million people than expected will be affected by coastal flooding by 2100 a new study has revealed.

Power failure closes down council's headquarters

11/12/2019

A power failure has forced Dundee Council to close its headquarters for a second day.

Top 100: Our most popular local government stories of 2019

10/12/2019

From calls to a 10% pay rise for council staff to declaring a climate change emergency, here is our countdown of the 100 most popular stories on LocalGov during 2019.

Research reveals 'shocking' cuts to local services

10/12/2019

Hundreds of youth centres, libraries and public toilets have been closed due to council funding cuts, a trade union has warned.

London councils lack strategies and budget to rollout 5G, research finds

10/12/2019

Most London councils do not have a strategy in place to rollout 5G networks, a new investigation has revealed.

Scotland’s bottle deposit scheme should cover other materials, MSPs say

10/12/2019

Scotland’s bottle deposit scheme should include cartons and other plastics, a report has urged today.

New leader appointed for WLGA

09/12/2019

The leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, cllr Andrew Morgan, has been elected as the new leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).

Prosecutions for Blue Badge fraud up by 18% in past year

05/12/2019

A third of councils in England do not have a policy in place to prosecute people for Blue Badge fraud, new figures have revealed today.

Overdose victims in Glasgow saved 17 times in four months

04/12/2019

Glasgow Council has released figures showing that overdose victims were revived 17 times in four months at its night shelter.

Councils welcome education improvements in Wales

04/12/2019

Council leaders in Wales have welcomed improvements to all areas of the country’s education system.

Councils voice concerns at smoke alarm failure rate

02/12/2019

Council leaders have warned that almost 40% of battery-powered smoke alarms failed to activate in residential fires last year.

Nearly 14 million people live in areas with ‘shoe-in seats’ say campaigners

02/12/2019

Nearly 200 seats have not changed party hands since World War II, campaigners have warned today.

Report highlights nine inspirational towns

29/11/2019

A collection of case studies to show how towns can prevent decline and create new opportunities for change has been published.

Councils warn FGM is still under-reported

29/11/2019

There have been 22,500 new cases of FGM identified in the past four years, according to new figures published by NHS Digital.

Planning system is ‘failing’ children’s rights, says report

29/11/2019

The planning system is neglecting the rights and needs of children, a new report has warned today.

London council sues contractors for £130m over ‘fire safety failings’

29/11/2019

Camden Council has launched legal action against a group of contractors over ‘multiple fire safety failings’ that led to the evacuation of the Chalcots Estate two years ago.

Charity warns child cruelty is rising every year

28/11/2019

The number of child cruelty and neglect offences have risen every year for the past five years, new analysis has shown.

At last 90,000 extra social workers needed to meet care reforms

28/11/2019

An extra 90,000 care workers will be needed to provide just two hours of basic care for older people with high needs, a report has warned today.

Regional inequality in UK is worst than comparable countries, says think tank

27/11/2019

Regional inequalities in the UK are ‘far worse than in any comparable country’, a think tank has warned today.

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Cities of the past, for the future

Dominic Manfredi discusses why taking learnings from ancient cities could provide the key to promoting wellbeing in the modern built environment.
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