New legislation is required with serious penalties. Child safeguarding is a red line, and tanks are already being allowed to trundle over it.
An independent gained a seat from Labour in Newark and Sherwood. Elsewhere the Lib Dems held two seats.
Susan Hall: The Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone will punish those who have no alternative to car travel
If you have no choice but to drive to work, like many tradesmen and shift workers in the NHS or emergency services, you’ll be hit.
Sam Chapman-Allen: If levelling up is to be a success, it should be bottom-up, flexible and non-prescriptive
District councils stand ready and able to help fulfil the Government’s aim. But we need the powers to deliver change
Local elections in depth: In Coventry, denying housing association tenants the right to buy hits the Conservatives
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
Hotels are not a place for families to reside long term, especially if people are suffering from trauma or have medical issues or disabilities.
In a recent Tower Hamlets by-election, aggressive men surrounded women as they attempted to enter a Polling Station to vote.
The Conservatives gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Surrey Heath. The SNP gained a seat from Labour in Falkirk.
For a lot of people with a disability, getting on a bus is not an option. A ‘carrot’ approach to improving the environment is a better way.
They can’t remain in hotels, but deserve to rebuild their lives, with education and employment prospects. So radical options need to be considered.
When Glasgow binmen complain of being subject to daily rat attacks, the nationalists accuse them of fearmongering.
We will offer practical alternatives. From providing more family homes to ensuring that the park bins are emptied before they start overflowing.
Labour gained a seat from an independent in Flintshire. No other seats changed hands this week.
Adrian Robson: Missed bin collections. Bus station delays. Failing youth offending service. Cardiff is being let down.
Labour just blame others. But next May the voters will have the chance for a new start in the Welsh capital.
Council staff and administrators are often handling the financial transactions via the payroll. It gives a motive to push spending up.