Residents urged to keep homes secure

Homeowners are being reminded to stay vigilant this summer and keep their properties secure following a number of burglaries. So far in July, Lancashire Police has received 119 reports of burglary in a dwelling across West Division, including Lancaster, Morecambe, Blackpool and the Fylde. Of these burglaries, 54 reports relate to homes being left insecure. … Read more

South Sudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens

The European Commission has released €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to South Sudan. The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103 million for 2016. The funding comes as the humanitarian situation worsens … Read more

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: over €1.4 billion in support of education and health for Syrian refugees

The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance actions in the field of health, education, socio-economic support as well as humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees Today, the European Commission adopted the Special … Read more

Four million working people to face affordable housing crisis by 2024

Millions of working people will no longer be able to afford somewhere decent to live by 2024 and will need access to some type of affordable housing, new research published by the Local Government Association warns. The LGA, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, is calling on new ministers to take … Read more