Knocking down semi-detached and detached homes is the wrong way to increase the housing density – build on the post-industrial land instead.
After massively increasing the cost of regulation the Mayor now expects the operators to pay. Some firms will be driven out of business.
A quick and modest change in the regulations would allow local authorities to build more on their own land.
The evidence of improved standards shows that a knowledge-rich curriculum is the best way to enable each person to achieve the best of which he or she is capable.
The Conservatives lost seats to the Lib Dems in Arun, North Devon and Sefton – but held on in Buckinghamshire.
More focus is needed on early intervention. It is logical to focus on managing more complex needs in a community setting and stopping people from entering hospital in the first place.
Liverpool City Council has spent an average of £7,222 for each person who lost weight. Kensington and Chelsea has spent £9,957 for each person who drinks less alcohol.
Councils should do more to promote marine tourism. Partnership deals could also improve the environment and public health.
The mundane local concerns of people going about their daily lives cannot be ignored. That doesn’t mean getting down into the gutter with the Lib Dems.
Andrew Snowden: I’m proud that Lancashire County Council is the first to make a stand against non pre-stunned meat
This is not a ban on halal meat. It is an animal welfare issue – to end pain and suffering that we would not tolerate under any other circumstances.
The Conservatives gained a seat in Herefordshire from “It’s Our County”. The Conservatives also held seats in Mid Sussex and Derbyshire Dales.
Too often the opportunity for new homes that are popular and beautiful is being missed.
Most residents want this basic service to be provided, and escaping from the constraints of EU red tape should make it easier.
In Hammersmith and Fulham, for example, the cost works out at £55,571 for each smoker who quit.
Why does a new kitchen cost £7,350 in a council flat in Hackney but £2,979 in Camden? Why does a new boiler in Lambeth cost £3,000 but £710 in Kingston?