London leaders hit out at PM's failure to engage
The Mayor of London and leader of London Councils have written to the Prime Minister protesting that COVID contingency plans for the capital have been drawn up without them.
Hancock's new rules to halt COVID spread
New rules on social gatherings have been introduced in Northern England as the number of COVID cases has started to rise.
Redbridge LBC is one of the areas likely to be hit with the double whammy of a high impact from COVID-19 and low resilience, says a report from the Social Market Foundation. Heather Jameson reports.
Ministers moot plans to hand social care to NHS
Social care could be handed over to the NHS under proposals being considered to solve the looming crisis.
Health MJ: Pandemic halts mental health help
Nearly a third of young people with mental health problems lost access to support due to the coronavirus crisis, research has revealed.
Health MJ: Lockdown helps smokers quit
More than a million people have stopped smoking since the start of the coronavirus crisis, new figures have revealed.
Why don't we have the powers to fully tackle exploitation?
Deputy mayor of Leicester Cllr Adam Clarke highlights that exploitation in garment factories has been a top council priority, but enforcement calls for more powers.
Leicester should be 'klaxon warning' to councils
The example of Leicester should be a ‘klaxon warning’ to councils that government ‘will not hesitate to scapegoat municipalities wherever and whenever it suits’, according to an academic.
Hancock announces plans to share more data
Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to share more data with local government in a bid to help track and trace COVID-19 cases more effectively.
Leisure centres under threat, warn councils
Hundreds of leisure facilities are under ‘immediate threat of closure’ due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, English and Welsh councils have warned ministers.
Government denies test and trace breaches data rules
The Government has been forced to deny its test and trace programme breaches data protection laws as health secretary was expected to start handing more data to local authorities.
PM announces new powers for local lockdown
Councils will get new powers to shut down premises in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus as we head towards the next phase of the pandemic, the Prime Minister has announced.
Johnson to announce local lockdown powers
Boris Johnson is expected to give councils power to implement a local lockdown as part of a raft of plans to battle a second wave of coronavirus.
Two-thirds of patients discharged to care homes without tests
As many as two-thirds of elderly patients discharged from hospital into care homes at the height of the pandemic were not tested for coronavirus, according to freedom of information requests.
Blackburn with Darwen announces new local measures to control virus
Blackburn with Darwen Council has introduced five new local measures to control the spread of coronavirus, including wearing masks in all enclosed public spaces.
Call for exercise boom to continue
Paralympian champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a rallying call for the exercise boom to continue after lockdown.
Government 'failed to prepare' on PPE, say MPs
The Government has failed to ensure there is enough personal protective equipment (PPE) in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, a watchdog warned today.
Sharing lessons from managing a COVID-19 factory outbreak
Rachel Spencer-Henshall says the response to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a meat processing factory in Kirklees was ‘partnership working at its best’.
Public health boss hits out at lack of workplace data on COVID-19
A director of public health has criticised the absence of place of work or school and college details of those who test positive for COVID-19 from the individual level data shared with councils.
NHS chief calls for social care reforms within a year
Sir Simon Stevens has called for a solution to properly fund adult social care to be brought forward within the next year.