Today presenter Justin Webb visits Leicester, where the Total Place pilot scheme is giving local authorities the chance to take over the delivery of services.
Cyclists will be permitted to ride the wrong way along one-way streets under a change intended to encourage more people to give up their cars or use them less.
Six local councils representing over 1.4 million people and a police authority have signed up the 10:10 climate change campaign. The new sign-ups, which include Cambridge, Nottingham and Coventry, boost the number of councils to 16, while Cheshire police is the first of the UK’s police forces to join the campaign.
Almost 4,000 homes will be paid for every kilogram of recyclable waste that they place in the correct bin. Rather than fining or lecturing people who do not recycle, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is taking the alternative approach of rewarding those who do.
Controversial plans to decentralise the welfare state by giving councils the right to set their own regional levels of benefit rates are being considered by the Tories
The Conservatives have wrested control of Scotland Yard from the Home Office and now have its top officers working to their agenda, a senior aide to the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has told the Guardian.
Oxford City Council says it is the first council in England and Wales to launch proposals for a commercial-scale wind turbine on its land. The council has picked out a potential site and it is hoped a planning application will be submitted by 2011.
Serco has been selected by Transport for London (TfL) to run the capital’s cycle hire scheme across nine of the most central boroughs. The firm said the contract was worth approximately 140m over its initial six years.
We propose a transfer of responsibility from the Government over the commissioning of non-emergency patient transport services (PTS), which would see Essex PCTs and ECC become jointly responsible for the commissioning of these services.
More than £600m a year could be shaved off England’s schools budget by scrapping some of the biggest education quangos, the Centre for Policy Studies has calculated.