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LANDSLIDES KILL 26 IN STORM-HIT PHILIPPINE PROVINCE


Biliran Governor Gerardo Espina Jr confirmed the deaths in an interview with DZMM radio, with 23 people still missing, he said... READ MORE

17th December, 2017 303

SOCIAL CARE POSTCODE GAP WIDENS FOR OLDER PEOPLE


It was hugely disappointing that the chancellor found money for the NHS but nothing for adult social care in the autumn budget... READ MORE

16th December, 2017 432

MORE THAN 30 CHILD PROTECTION DEPARTMENTS IN SPECIAL MEASURES


Pretty much every council in the country now considers children's social care to be their biggest headache, not adult social care... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 3405

AFTER CUTTING TAXES, TRUMP LOOKING TO LOCALITIES TO RAISE REVENUE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE


Another unresolved problem, the White House acknowledged, is how to be fair to jurisdictions that have invested heavily in infrastructure in recent years without federal prodding... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 0

CHINA LOCAL GOVTS SHOULD INTERVENE ON RISING CEMENT PRICES


China local govts should intervene on rising cement prices - industry body... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 8

SUBWAYS MAY BE THE LATEST CASUALTY OF CHINA'S CRACKDOWN ON DEBT


Cities in Inner Mongolia have been told by China's central government to halt infrastructure projects, Caixin reported earlier this month... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 243

GREECE: DEADLY FLOODS HIT ATHENS OUTSKIRTS


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a post on Twitter he was deeply saddened by the loss of life caused by the catastrophic storm ... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 1150

CHARITIES WARN OF 'DEVASTATING COST' OF CUTS TO CHILDREN'S SERVICES


Local authority children's services are being reduced to crisis-driven firefighting as a result of crippling central government funding cuts, according to a report... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 1236

AI 'BOY' GRANTED RESIDENCY IN CENTRAL TOKYO


Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, an area popular with fashion-conscious young people, has given the character his own special residence certificate... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 0

REGENERATION OR PUSHING OUT THE POOR? LABOUR DIVIDES IN BITTER HOUSING BATTLE


The fierce opposition to Haringey councils regeneration deal goes to the heart of a national debate and tests Corbyns party... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 723

RETHINK ON HOUSING BENEFIT CAP FOR ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE


More than 700,000 people in supported housing usually have the accommodation element of their costs met entirely through housing benefit... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 1914

WE CANNOT AFFORD TO FUND 'DEMENTIA TAX' PROPOSALS, COUNCILS WARN


Councils are already under substantial pressure on adult social care, particularly in the north, where there are more people eligible for state-funded care... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 359

VIETNAMESE CHILD TRAFFICKING VICTIMS IN U.K. VANISHING FROM FOSTER HOMES


Said its own research showed 28 percent of all trafficked children in care went missing at least once, with Vietnamese children the most likely to abscond... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 19

BUSINESSES BRACING FOR ?1.2 BILLION TAX HIKE IN 2018 AS COURT CASES MOUNT


A spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government said: "Following the recent revaluation, the majority of businesses will see a fall in their rates from this year... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

DRUG FATALITIES HIGHEST WHERE TREATMENT CUTBACKS DEEPEST


Other drug death hotspots with the biggest cuts are Gateshead 51 percent, Sefton 51 percent, Portsmouth 38 percent, and Durham 38 percent ... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1437

THE TORIES ARE IGNORING THE WORSENING CRISES IN SOCIAL CARE, HEALTH AND WELFARE


Faced with the double dilemma of a growing elderly population and chronic underfunding from central government, the social care system in Britain is at breaking point... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 362

AUSTERITY POLICY BLAMED FOR RECORD NUMBERS OF CHILDREN TAKEN INTO CARE


Michalska, who is the director of children and adult services at Nottingham city council, said a growing number of families faced a bleak reality... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 4397

CHARITY ATTACKS SYSTEM OF 'SELF-ACCOMMODATION' FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES


Homeless families should not have to find their own emergency housing in Ireland, a leading support charity said... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 0

MINISTERS 'REFUSING TO PAY FOR FIRE SAFETY MEASURES' AFTER GRENFELL


However, the government appears determined not to fund or allow additional borrowing for any improvements that go beyond essential safety works... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 10585

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SCOTLAND PLANS DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME FOR BOTTLES AND CANS


The Scottish government is planning to introduce a deposit return scheme for bottles and cans... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 13836

GREATER MANCHESTER TO CONTROL ?6BN NHS BUDGET


A shadow Greater Manchester Health and Wellbeing board will be appointed, which will work closely with existing clinical commissioning groups of GPs... READ MORE

25th February, 2015 5996

SHOCK FIGURES SHOW TORY PLANS ARE 'MAKING SOCIAL CARE WORSE'


Under the Better Care Fund councils receive money, mainly from the NHS budget, in return for introducing schemes to reduce demand for hospital care... READ MORE

11th December, 2016 5955

JEREMY CORBYN ACCUSES MAY OF SWEETHEART DEAL WITH SURREY COUNCIL


Surrey county council informed the government that they wished to become a pilot area, a DCLG spokesman said... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 5652

UK COUNCIL CUTS WILL LEAD TO MORE PEOPLE SLEEPING ROUGH, CHARITIES WARN


Spending on housing support in Norfolk had halved since 2010, and the latest proposed cut came as Norwich anticipated a 30 percent increase in demand for homelessness services... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 4592

SURREY COUNCIL RECEIVED BOOST IN BUDGET AFTER 'SWEETHEART DEAL' CLAIMS


Labour analysis of new ?2bn for social care suggests rapidly rising share for council said to have struck 'gentleman's agreement' with ministers... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 3530

THOUSANDS IN UK PLEDGE TO HELP RESETTLE REFUGEES


A number of local authorities have already signed up to a scheme pledging to take in 50 people according to Citizens UK... READ MORE

3rd September, 2015 3418

HEADMASTER AND CHILDREN AMONG THREE INJURED IN ATTACK AT FRENCH SCHOOL


A teenager boy has been arrested after three people were shot in an attack on a school in Grasse, southern France... READ MORE

18th March, 2017 3312

JOB OFFERS FLY IN FOR GIRL, 5, FINED FOR SELLING LEMONADE


LONDON -- A five-year-old British girl who was fined for selling homemade lemonade near her home has been inundated with job offers, her father said... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 2695

TRAPPED: THE GROWING NUMBER OF DISABLED PEOPLE UNABLE TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES | FRANCES RYAN


In Brighton and Hove, Robert Carver's wheelchair sits empty at the bottom of a flight of stairs... READ MORE

15th March, 2017 2674

SPENDING ON ENGLISH COUNCIL SERVICES DOWN ?3BN SINCE 2011 - STUDY


The cuts to neighbourhood services have taken place against a backdrop of unprecedented cuts in local government spending as a share of the economy... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 2275

'MILITANT LEFTWING' COUNCILS TO BE BLOCKED FROM BOYCOTTING PRODUCTS


Councils and local authorities are to be blocked from boycotting Israeli products or pursuing other foreign policy goals that conflict with the government... READ MORE

3rd October, 2015 2153

MINISTERS MOVE TO 'SHIFT BLAME FOR FUNDING CUTS TO LOCAL COUNCILS'


The local government finance bill, currently in committee stage in the Commons, abolishes the annual local government finance settlement, which is approved by parliament every year... READ MORE

5th February, 2017 2147

LIVING WAGE 'COULD HARM HOME CARE SECTOR'


It said one in 20 people working directly for councils earned less than the National Living Wage... READ MORE

27th July, 2015 2134

SCHOOL TRUANCIES LEAD TO RISE IN PROSECUTION OF PARENTS


Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, which has produced guidance on truancy, said fines and sanctions should be a last resort... READ MORE

11th August, 2015 2110

'IT IS A SACRIFICE THAT HAD TO BE MADE'


Relatives hold a cardboard effigy of Salgado on 4 June in Mexico City, during her hunger strike... READ MORE

12th June, 2015 2005

AS ESPN FALTERS, SPORTS STARTUP CHASES FANS TIRED OF 'OLD FLUFF'


The founders of the Athletic, an 18-month-old online sports publication, see opportunity in the struggles of the biggest companies... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 1910

FARCE OF CHILD MIGRANT FAMILY CHECKS


Farce of child migrant family checks Home Office under fire for allowing youths into UK without being sure they have home to go to... READ MORE

21st October, 2016 1829

AFTER LONDON FIRE CLADDING ON 600 HIGH RISES IS BEING TESTED


Safety checks after the deadly blaze at the 24-story Grenfell Tower have so far found three other buildings clad in potentially combustible materials... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 1740

UK CITIES EXPECTED TO GET MILLIONS OF POUNDS FOR GREEN ENERGY PROJECTS


One idea put forward in the UK100's report is that clean energy projects run by councils could enjoy a cut in business rates... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1652

ENGLISH COUNCILS' LOCAL WELFARE SCHEMES IN MELTDOWN


Local welfare assistance replaced the nationally administered ?300m-a-year social fund safety net four years ago... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1615

PRIMARY SCHOOL PLACES: COUNCILS ISSUE SHORTAGE WARNING


Councils are warning that two in five councils will not have enough primary school places by next year... READ MORE

2nd April, 2015 1576

SURREY CONFIRMS PLANS TO RAISE COUNCIL TAX BY 15%


Local government leaders, who are responsible for social care in their local community, must be part of that review... READ MORE

19th January, 2017 1563

BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY OPENING HOURS NEARLY HALVED


Council leader Sir Albert Bore has said the cut in government grant meant a 5... READ MORE

10th February, 2015 1560

LESS LIGHTING HAS NO IMPACT ON CRIME OR COLLISIONS, SAYS REPORT


They found no evidence of a link between reduced street lighting and night-time collisions... READ MORE

28th July, 2015 1506

COUNCILS PREPARE TO CUT ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO FUND ADULT SOCIAL CARE


They are allowed to raise council tax by almost 2 percent in 2017 18 to fund local services and a further 3 percent specifically for social care... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 1498

DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES HANG BY A THREAD - WE CAN'T WASTE ANY MORE MONEY


The government is clear on the gender dynamics of domestic abuse and the importance of specific services for women... READ MORE

13th March, 2017 1447

RECORD NUMBER OF UK CARE HOMES DECLARED INSOLVENT


A record number of care home businesses failed last year as the financial pressure on social care in Britain took its toll... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 1413

SIX PREGNANT WOMEN FOUND SLEEPING ROUGH ON THE STREETS OF DUBLIN


A spokeswoman for the Dublin Region Homeless Executive told the Herald that the local authorities were not in a position to comment on individual cases... READ MORE

8th August, 2015 1369

'JUST ABOUT MANAGING' - AUSTERITY IN THE AGE OF BREXIT


The Local Government Association is warning, meanwhile, that authorities will have to continue cuts to essential services to plug shortfalls in adult social care... READ MORE

9th April, 2017 1350


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