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Neglected women’s refuge reopened as Salford social housing

23.10.19: A former Salford women’s refuge, which has stood empty for five years, has re-opened today (Oct 23) after being transformed into social housing. Joan Lestor House on Ellesmere Street in Walkden, named after Labour MP Baroness Lestor o... more >

Liverpool’s first council care home in 25 years to open this week

23.10.19: The first of two, Liverpool City Council commissioned care homes to be built in over 25 years, is opening later this week. The city council committed to the £8m Brushwood on South Parade in Speke to meet the demands for dementia care... more >

Government announces £19m fund to support young people leaving care

23.10.19: Support programmes for young people leaving care, totalling £19m, announced today (Oct 23) ahead of National Care Leavers Week. To mark National Care Leavers Week, education secretary Gavin Williamson, has announced new cross-governme... more >

Stroud District Council publishes plans to construct 3,900 homes

23.10.19: Stroud District Council has published its revised local plan, detailing the plans to build 3,900 homes, a secondary school and a new railway station in two ‘garden villages’ in Stroud. The council has committed that every h... more >

One in three children with vision impairments missing out on specialist support

22.10.19: Since 2017 thousands of children with vision impairments have had to suffer from cuts or frozen funding for specialist education services, a new report by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has said. Despite the rise in the... more >

£1m boost to tackle illegal waste removal in the UK

22.10.19: The Government has announced today (Oct 22) that up to £1m in funding is being awarded to fight waste crime in the UK. The money will also go towards preventing illegal waste from being shipped abroad by using smart waste tracking. ... more >

Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22.10.19: A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The government funding will go towards testing models that... more >

Government to protect domestic abuse survivors with local council support

21.10.19: Local councils to provide life-saving support to domestic abuse survivors thanks to new legal duty announced by Government. From next year, every council in England will have a legal requirement to support individuals who have endured domes... more >

Billingham Railway station to receive £2m for disabled access

21.10.19: Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, has announced a £1m investment to help add disabled access to Billingham Railway Station. The station, built in the 1960’s, is currently the only railway station in the Tees Valley with no disable... more >

Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis backs compensation for rail passengers

21.10.19: Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis has called on Northern Rail to provide passengers compensation and cheaper fares on routes still where Pacer trains will be retained in the region into 2020 – long past the initial deadline... more >

Cambridge City Council joins plastic pledge action

18.10.19: Cambridge City Council has got on board with the Cambridge Plastic Pledge, urging local businesses and organisations to make a change this year to reduce their single-use plastic contribution. Various organisations in the area, such as Visi... more >

Multimillion-pound Waltham Forest transformation unveiled

17.10.19: Transport for London (TfL) and The Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander, have today (Oct 17) joined Waltham Forest Council and the City of London Corporation to unveil a key part of the multimillion-pound transformation of Waltham Forest.... more >

Boris Johnson to chair first-of-its-kind Climate Change Committee

17.10.19: The Prime Minister will today announce (Oct 17) that he will chair a new Cabinet Committee dedicated to tackling Climate Change and its global effects. PM Boris Johnson and the new committee will be the driving force behind government and i... more >

North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

17.10.19: The North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed rail network, argues a report from the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review warning against cancelling the major infrastructure projects without viable alternatives. The review... more >

More major cities to benefit from Government adult retraining scheme

16.10.19: The Government’s ‘Get Help to Retrain’ services are continuing their rollout, making the scheme now available to six major cities across England. As of today (Oct 16) the pioneering service, aimed at helping adults start a... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >