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One in five UK councils have no climate action plan, campaigners say

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More than one in five of all councils in the UK have no climate action plan, 研究显示. 在 2019, Theresa May’s government committed the UK to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. 自那时候起, hundreds of lo...

Ethiopia lifts five-month suspension of Norwegian Refugee Council’s aid work

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Ethiopia has lifted a five-month suspension of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s aid work after it cleared the organisation of allegations of spreading “misinformation”. The government ordered the NRC, along with Médeci...

Councils told to offer ‘safe and appropriate’ home to anyone sleeping rough

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Local authorities will be expected to offer “safe and appropriate” accommodation to thousands of people sleeping rough in England this winter, even where they have restricted eligibility because of immigration status,...

Councils call for billions of pounds to be diverted from NHS to social care

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Town halls in England are calling for billions of pounds a year earmarked for the NHS to be diverted to social care amid warnings of severe care worker shortages and hundreds of thousands of people not getting the hel...

Local councils have been undermined

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Phillip Inman’s article on the dire state of local government finances sheds a light on what has been going on for decades, something I witnessed as a councillor on various authorities between 1987 和 2017 (“‘Council...

‘Councils have been short-changed. We need more government money’

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Craig Cheney sits slumped in his chair, with a look of dejection in place of his usually cheery demeanour. Bristol’s deputy mayor, who is also chair of the city council’s finance committee, needs to save £23m from nex...

Home Office tells councils to take unaccompanied migrant children

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Councils across the UK will be forced to care for unaccompanied children who have arrived on small boats under new rules put forward by the Home Office. The decision follows complaints from Kent county council and oth...

Cash-strapped councils must sell off town halls and public toilets, warns minister

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Two struggling councils have been warned they face government intervention unless they selloff publicly-owned assets, including town halls, public toilets, leisure centres and libraries, and push ahead with further cu...

‘Levelling-up’ funds awarded to local councils of Tory ministers

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Two councils in England represented by Tory ministers have received money under the government’s flagship “levelling-up” fund despite being among the least deprived fifth of local authorities nationwide. The health se...

English councils cancel bonfire night displays amid rising Covid rates

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Bonfire night celebrations are set to be a muted affair for many again this year, with some council-run displays in England cancelled amid concerns about rising rates of coronavirus infections. Local authorities that ...

Private children’s home providers charging councils too much, report says

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Private providers of children’s homes and foster care are making “significant and persistent” profits by charging cash-strapped local authorities elevated prices for increasingly scarce placements, the Competition and...

Afghan refugees may be housed in UK hotels for up to a year, say councils

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Council leaders are making contingency plans for thousands of refugees evacuated from Kabul to remain housed in hotel rooms for up to a year, while criticisising ministers for slow progress in finding long-term housin...

English councils issue only 19 fines for wood smoke despite 18,000 complaints

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Only seven councils in England have issued fines for toxic wood smoke, a total of 19 penalties in the past six years, despite more than 18,000 complaints. The campaign group Mums for Lungs, which gathered the data, 哈...

Stop making councils plead for ‘levelling up’ cash, ministers urged

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Ministers must stop making council leaders “plead on bended knee” for vital funds if “levelling up” is to work, the government’s infrastructure adviser has said. Sir John Armitt, the chair of the UK’s National Infrast...

New guidelines for transgender participation unveiled by UK sports councils

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Trans women retain physique, stamina and strength advantages when competing in female sport, even when they reduce their testosterone levels, new guidelines for transgender participation in national and grassroots spo...

Labour councils house eight times as many asylum seekers as Tory areas, 分析发现

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There are eight times as many refugees and asylum seekers living in Labour-run parts of Britain as in Conservative areas, analysis by the Guardian has shown, amid growing pressure on ministers to fix the “completely i...

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