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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 >

The Health Foundation calls for government overhaul for a healthy society

16.10.19: The Health Foundation has today (Oct 16) urged government to consider policy changes to housing, transport and education after new report shows a risk to the future of young people. The report, A heathy foundation for the future, calls for... more >

UK takes the fight against climate change even further

15.10.19: The government has today (Oct 15) announced ambitious new measures to further tackle climate change, in response to Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommendations. Plans to go ‘further and faster’ with fighting climate change... more >

Blueprint for single unitary Leicestershire council published

15.10.19: Detailed proposals for creating a single unitary council covering the whole of Leicestershire, and abolishing the county’s seven district authorities, have been published. The 100-page draft blueprint compares the different options fo... more >

Government announces £2m fund to tackle loneliness

15.10.19: A new £2m fund will be made available to organisations dealing with the loneliness issue across the country, the Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran announced today (Oct 15) Organisations that are at the ‘frontline&rsquo... more >

Pioneering new measures announced in government Environment Bill

15.10.19: Government is making the environment a priority with the introduction of landmark bill to fight the biggest threats to the environment. The bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday and will today (15 Oct) be introduced to pa... more >

The Queen’s Speech Roundup: Crime, social care and devolution bills

14.10.19: Boris Johnson has set out his Government’s major policies on crime, the environment and Brexit in today’s Queen Speech, including the announcement that a Devolution White Paper will be published. Housing safety in the wake of Gr... more >

Buckinghamshire County Council launch online tool to check your adoption eligibility

14.10.19: This week, on National Adoption Week (October 14-21), Buckinghamshire County Council is launching a new ‘Adoption Ready’ tool that helps people see if they are suitable to become adoptive parents. People tend to wrongly assume t... more >

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
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19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

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NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

08/10/2019NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

Hayley Clark, the acting head of development and impact at the NSPCC, talks about the significant gap in support services for children who have been sexually abused and the Ho... 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 >