Local government

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Fuel-poor homes face taking £250 energy hit due to poor insulation
Better insulation would save large sums for millions struggling with the cost of living, finds LGA report

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Calls for more funding for English classes for Ukrainian refugees
Language schools and community groups have reported waiting lists of thousands

Miranda Bryant

30, Jun, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Houses for ‘ghosts’: ONS overestimated growth in many areas, census suggests
Population growth overestimated in some areas and underestimated in others, data from 2021 census suggests

Robert Booth and Caelainn Barr

29, Jun, 2022 @4:10 PM

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No 10 staff will be able to give evidence confidentially to inquiry into whether PM lied over Partygate – as it happened
Commons privileges committee will start taking oral evidence in autumn into whether Boris Johnson misled MPs

Andrew Sparrow

29, Jun, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Councils pledge not to ignore families’ warnings about vulnerable children
Alarms raised by relatives of Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes were disregarded before their deaths

Richard Adams, Education editor

28, Jun, 2022 @5:44 PM

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Nicola Sturgeon tells Scottish parliament she wants to hold second independence referendum next October – as it happened
Scottish first minister tells MSPs she won’t allow ‘Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson’

Andrew Sparrow

28, Jun, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Frieda Warman-Brown obituary
Other lives: Teacher and Labour party supporter who served on Hove council in the 1990s

Wendy Hutton

28, Jun, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Serious incidents more common in for-profit children’s homes in England
Privately run homes have more police callouts and staff complaints than council ones, data shows

Tom Wall

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Inflation could push English councils into bankruptcy, say leaders
Rise of £2.4bn in costs could be ‘disastrous’ and essential services may need to be cut, says LGA chair

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Julie Bindel to sue Nottingham council after talk cancelled
Council says it called of Bindel’s talk at library because of her views on transgender rights

Mark Brown

27, Jun, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Could tactical voting save Britain from the Tories? | Letters
Letters: John Lynch and Declan O’Neill respond to an article on how tactical voting, as seen in the recent byelections, could reshape British politics. Plus a letter from David Smith


26, Jun, 2022 @4:42 PM

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The Tories are teetering, but only a progressive alliance can deal the final blow | John Harris
Last week’s byelections showed that a ‘change moment’, a chance to rid the UK of this rotten government, is within sight, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

26, Jun, 2022 @12:28 PM

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