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Local authority leaders and frontline community workers were this week invited to a reception in Downing Street to mark the start of the Government's groundbreaking initiative to turn around the lives of troubled families

Grassroots groups and projects across the country working to improve community relations are to benefit from £240,000 of new funding from the Near Neighbours scheme, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced

An army of dedicated young people will spend a massive three quarters of a million hours helping their communities to tackle the social problems that matter most to them under National Citizen Service 2012, the Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude announced today


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Original and visionary in scope and style, TAYplan’s Proposed Strategic Development Plan scooped the top prize in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) National Planning Awards held yesterday at the Lancaster Hotel in London


Housing Minister Grant Shapps today warned aspiring Dick Whittingtons from across the continent not to come to London before making firm plans, with figures showing that more than half the capital's rough sleepers come from overseas


A £180 million help scheme will fund solutions to TV signal interference resulting from new mobile services, Communications Minister Ed Vaizey announced today


The Social Media Surgery, created to support community and voluntary groups, is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award


A coalition of civil society leaders from UK organisations with over twelve million members will today (1 February) call for community energy to play a substantial role in meeting the country’s climate change targets


Community pubs need protection, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR published today. The report warns that community pubs are at risk of further closures without Government action


Royal street party fever looks set to sweep the nation again this summer as revellers start planning their Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations


Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne today announced the first 82 local energy projects to win funding from the new £10m Local Energy Assessment Fund


Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt unveils £1 billion strategy to deliver on 2012 Games promise to inspire a generation to get involved in sport


Prime Minister David Cameron today presented Waitrose with the latest Big Society Award for its Community Matters Scheme which has now donated £10m to charity


Local Government Minister Grant Shapps has today urged communities across the country to get 2012 off to a running start and make it their New Year's resolution to host their own street games to celebrate the London Olympics in style


Council leaders are calling on residents and landlords to look out for vulnerable neighbours and tenants as more severe weather is predicted over the weekend


Mitzvah Day, a national day of social action where thousands of people take part in hands on projects to support charities and build stronger communities, is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award


A new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report published today reveals that people from some of Britain's traditional white neighbourhoods feel let down, unfairly treated and 'last in line', but reject extremist solutions and want to build better community relations


A group of volunteers that rallied their community to take on, rejuvenate and run a heated open-air swimming pool in Beccles, have received the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award


A boxing club in Manchester’s Moss Side has been named as the first project to benefit from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund, as it emerged that over six hundred sports clubs across England have applied to the Olympic legacy fund’s first round


Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has spoken of the vital role that faith groups play in local communities, enriching neighbourhoods and improving the lives of those around them


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