English Councils call for more housebuilding powers

MORE THAN 1.1 MILLION HOMES granted planning permission in England in the last decade are yet to be built, new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed. The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech...

Understanding reasons for knife crime is vital

OVER 7,500 KNIVES HAVE BEEN SEIZED and surrendered as part of a coordinated effort to tackle knife crime across England and Wales. Between Monday 26 April and Sunday 2 May, police officers arrested 2,131 people as part of Operation Sceptre, with 604 of those relating...

IPPR calls for reform of UK food sector

A NEW IPPR REPORT calls for bold but common-sense reforms to change the way the UK runs its food system to ensure everyone is able to access healthy food, produced in ways that support the environment and nature, while providing sustainable livelihoods for food...

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