String of attacks on local election candidatesSubscription
Candidates attacked as others withhold their address from public for the first time
Even the NHS doesn’t understand the two-tier system says outgoing Blackburn with Darwen chief Harry Catherall
Blackburn with Darwen BC chief Harry Catherall discusses balancing the pressures of people and place – and how to build cohesive communities
Emergency food bank use rises to record levelSubscription
The number of emergency food parcels distributed to households in crisis rose in the past year by nearly a fifth to a record level of just under 1.6 million, the trust running the largest network of food banks has said.
While most councils have entered into ‘spirit’ of Homelessness Reduction Act, some are taking it too literally
Nine years of government cuts have left local services for single homeless people with a staggering £1bn a year funding gap