Council reveals Cheltenham tourism worth over £162m

12.12.19: Cheltenham Borough Council released figures yesterday (Dec 11) revealing that day visitor numbers have grown to 1.9 million over the past year, an increase of 7%. The region has also seen a 6% increase of staying visitors, now just under 1....

£20m research centre in the North given the green light

12.12.19: Plans for a £20m state-of-the-art facility in Lancashire have been approved by South Ribble Borough Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council. Permission has been granted today (Dec 12) for one of the world's most prestigious res...

Local Authority borrowing revolution

12.12.19: In light of the recent one per cent hike in the interest rate offered by the Public Works Loan Board to local councils, an alternative source of economical funding is desperately needed. The UK Municipal Bonds Agency recently appointed PFM...

New innovation centre of excellence opened in Glasgow

11.12.19: The University of Strathclyde has today (Dec 11) announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Glasgow, supporting innovation in the medicine, food and drink and high-value manufacturing sectors. It comes following a partnership be...

Regional partnership course to upskill Scottish Borders Council employees

11.12.19: Scottish Borders Council employees recently undertook an upskilling programme aimed at increasing the flexibility of staff and enabling them to effectively respond with issues arising within the council’s estates. The bespoke Han...

Wigan Council commits to a ‘smarter Wigan’

11.12.19: In July, Wigan Council launched ‘The Deal 2030’, a comprehensive report outlining their ambitious strategy for the next decade, after hearing the opinions of thousands of residents. This week, the Council has announced (Mon 9) t...

New Scottish legislation to improve housing rights for disabled people

11.12.19: New regulation proposals have been launched by the Scottish government aiming to improve accessibility for those living with a disability in the communal areas around their home. Under the newly announced proposals, people living with disab...

Ten universities take measures to maximise research potential in the UK

11.12.19: Research potential in the UK is set for a boost as universities collaborate to improve research quality and reproducibility. The UK is already a world leader in research, but in order to maintain this reputation, there must be constant comm...

£10m funding secured for Kirkby town centre regeneration

10.12.19: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has announced support for the Council’s purchase of St Modwen’s assets with a £10m investment from the Single Investment fund. This comes after news that Knowsley Council had purcha...

£16.1m invested into skills education across Liverpool City Region

10.12.19: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has confirmed an investment of more than £16m into skills education at colleges, local authorities and learning providers across the Liverpool City Region. Skills training in the city region ha...

Three Norfolk councils agree joint £250m waste services contract

10.12.19: Three Norfolk councils have agreed behind closed doors a waste contract worth £250m, having agreed to purse a joint waste services contract back in 2017. The three councils are Breckland Council, North Norfolk District Council an...

Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06.12.19: Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, following the success of its current schemes. The local authority had seen its previous schemes &l...

LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05.12.19: Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the previous one (June 8 2017). The report explains t...

£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05.12.19: One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, presented the money to Business Disab...

South Cambridgeshire District Council to invest £340m in property

04.12.19: Plans to invest £340m into real estate over the next five years have been unveiled by South Cambridgeshire District Council. The plans, which were unveiled and voted on during a full council meeting, intend to increase the amount inve...

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