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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Councils told to wheel clamp only the most persistent parking offenders
Councils ordered to tone down parking enforcement

Only the most persistent parking offenders should have their wheels clamped, local authorities have been warned in a new overhaul of the parking system. Draft guidelines from the Department of Transport state clearly that councils should not use parking enforcement as a way of making money, but simply to ease congestion and keep their local… Read more »

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Local Government Association calls for more power for town halls
Councils call for more power

Whitehall’s control over local government has denied local choice, eroded local democracy and wasted public money, a new report warns today. The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for central government to let go of its hold over councils in England and allow them to raise funds for local priorities in what it describes as… Read more »