The 24-hour licensing laws have cost council taxpayers £100 million and failed to reduce the number of alcohol-fuelled disorders, new research has found.

From 1 August Scottish secondary schools will have access to a range of high quality online reference resources as well as an international news archive, thanks to a landmark deal announced this week.

The Government is to invest nearly £500million for neighbourhood partnerships in deprived communities across the country, to cut crime levels, improve educational achievements and boost job opportunities, Communities Minister Baroness Andrews has today confirmed.

The police force in Devon and Cornwall are putting more officers on bicycles in order to  reduce fuel costs.

Residents in Brent are being warned that they must recycle or they will be fined up to £1,000.

At least 400,000 people have quit smoking in the 12 months since the smoking ban was introduced, according to a new study.

Children's meals sold at popular UK leisure attractions have "overwhelmingly" high levels of fat, salt and sugar, according to a report released today.

New measures designed to respond to the impact of the credit crunch on the housing market and maintain the delivery of new affordable housing, was announced today by Housing Minister Caroline Flint.

A £66.4million investment to build 16 new fire stations in the North West was announced by Communities and Local Government today.

The results of the London mayoral elections have been called into question by a new report into how the count was carried out.

Leeds has fought off competition from across the country to win the Dignity in Care Award in the NHS Health and Social Care Awards for 2008.

Technology, which beams films and texts to residents’ mobile phones, has won a national award for Lambeth Council.