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Councils need more powers to tackle junk food adverts, campaigners say

24/04/2019

Campaigners have called for local authorities to be given more powers to push back against junk food advertising.

More men needed in early years education, minister says

24/04/2019

The Government has launched a new project designed to encourage more men to work in early years education.

Whitehall warned not to ‘roll-back’ on devolution agenda

24/04/2019

Cornwall council has urged the Government not to ‘roll-back’ from the promise of greater devolution after Brexit.

Over 1,500 pubs close since controversial business rates revaluation

23/04/2019

Hundreds of local pubs closed down last year due to a ‘myriad of cost pressures’, new research reveals.

Councils issue nearly 10,000 fines for ‘anti-social’ behaviour

23/04/2019

Campaigners have called for Public Spaces Protection Orders to be scrapped as new figures reveal there were nearly 10,000 on-the-spot fines issued in 2018.

Teachers ‘burnt out’ by assessments, union says

23/04/2019

Teachers and pupils are being ‘burnt out’ by the demands of assessments, the national teachers union warns.

City council drops £100 begging fines

18/04/2019

Southampton City Council has decided to remove its £100 fines for begging after finding the penalty had ‘little effect’.

A £3m fund launched to improve infrastructure procurement

18/04/2019

A £3m fund has been made available for pilot projects that explore new approaches to procurement in housing and council-led infrastructure construction.

Over 55,000 pupils disappear from school records

18/04/2019

More than 55,000 pupils have left school for unexplained reasons over the last decade, new research has revealed.

Council confirms piranha carcasses found in local lake

18/04/2019

The Environment Agency has been called in to investigate the mysterious presence of two piranha carcasses that were discovered floating in a Doncaster lake.

Sheffield City Council promotes trade with Beijing

17/04/2019

Nine businesses from Sheffield have traveled to China as part of the local authority’s efforts to strengthen trade with Beijing.

Yorkshire council targeted by pro-Assange hackers

17/04/2019

Barnsley Council’s website has been attacked as part of a campaign to free Julian Assange.

London council signs a £44.6m partnership to build new homes

17/04/2019

Croydon Council has signed up to a multi-million pound partnership with Legal & General in order to deliver over 160 new homes.

Digital portal showing care home vacancies launched

16/04/2019

Local authorities have partnered with the NHS to provide a new digital portal which shows how many vacancies there are in local care homes.

Brexit deadlock reveals need for ‘fairer’ voting system, campaigners say

16/04/2019

Electoral reform campaigners are urging politicians to re-start the conversation about proportional representation ahead of the local elections.

Oxfordshire councils to extend joint working arrangements

16/04/2019

Two councils are considering extending their working partnership in a move they hope will trigger a ‘broader conversation’ on local government organisation.

Primary schools to be provided with free sanitary products

16/04/2019

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early next year, the Government has announced.

Special needs provision in schools cut by over £1bn

16/04/2019

Children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities have lost out on £1.2bn of Government funding over the last four years.

Council employees balloted for strike action

15/04/2019

Newham council workers are threatening the council with strike action after the authority proposed a new pay structure that would lead to cuts.

Report calls for ‘fundamental review’ of council funding

15/04/2019

A new report has called for a review of local government funding in Scotland and argues there needs to be a fairer system of property taxes and environmental charges.

Neuroscience and knife crime image

Neuroscience and knife crime

Gifford Sutherland, knife crime expert at The Training Hub, provides some insight into neuroscience, young people and knife crime.
Highways jobs

Casual Lifeguard

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £9.29 per hour
It's exciting times at Riverside Leisure Centre with a brand new centre set to open in Spring 2019 and we need you to get on board and help us make... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Director of Operations (Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care)

Slough Children's Services Trust
circa £100k p.a.
As a qualified social worker, you will have significant experience of managing statutory social work delivery at a senior level. Slough, Berkshire
Recuriter: Slough Children's Services Trust

Deputy Director Children’s Social Care

City of Bradford MDC
£96,603 - £102,287
Our new Deputy Director will play a pivotal role in leading the department through a major improvement journey.  Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Educational Psychologist - 2 jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£44,563- £48,223
If you are a trainee in your final year or an experienced EP who is looking for a new opportunity we would love to hear from you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Planning Enforcement Officer

Brent Council
£29,241 – £38,799 p.a. inc
Do you have a degree or recognised post graduate qualification in planning or a science/environmental subject? Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

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