Residents asked for views on highways and transport

Residents’ views on Knowsley’s Highways and Transport services will again be compared with others across England, with the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey. Knowsley Council is one of 86 local authorities to sign up to a standardised survey that will ask members of the public exactly the same questions, wherever they live. The […]

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Which? reveals child car seat confusion

New Which? research has revealed a worrying lack of public awareness about using child car seats, leading to some parents with school age children unintentionally breaking the law. We found three-quarters (76%) of parents don’t know the law on child car seats, which states that children under the age of 12 or up to a […]

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Forth Bridge to become World Heritage Site

The Forth Bridge will today become the UK’s 29th UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision came during a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bonn. The bid to have the bridge recognised was put forward by the UK government following a joint project with the Scottish Government, partnering with Network Rail, Transport Scotland […]

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Middle-income families face largest losses from health, education and social care cuts, new study shows

New research published today (Sunday), and commissioned by the TUC from Landman Economics, finds that middle-income families with children face the biggest cash-equivalent losses from services cuts. The research provides a detailed analysis of services cuts made from 2010 to 2015; and it projects the same pattern of impacts on households up to 2018 for […]

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New powers called for by Councils to tackle ‘staggering and spiralling” problem

New powers are being called for by councils to tackle the “staggering and spiralling” problem of car litter louts, who are covering swathes of the country’s roads in rubbish. Local authorities outside London are currently powerless in fining the nation’s car louts because as the law stands they must positively identify who has thrown the […]

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