Caversham buses underfunded by the Council - then cut

The bus services in Caversham keep getting cut on the grounds of unprofitability, but new information indicates that Reading Borough Council may be at least partially responsible for the funding shortfall.

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Two-thirds of plastic in packaging pots and trays unrecyclable

Manufacturers must scrap the “smorgasbord” of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods so that councils can reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling, local Lib Dems are warning.

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Latest figures show care crisis is getting worse, say local Lib Dems

A survey released by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), of councils across England has found that nearly one in three had seen home care services close or cease trading in the past six months, while slightly more had seen residential and nursing homes go under.

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Hospital admissions due to falls by older people set to reach nearly 1,000 a day, warn Lib Dems

Local Liberal Democrats have warned that the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling, is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day by the end of the decade.

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More than 423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

More than 423,000 homes have been giving planning permission but are still waiting to be built, according to new research published by the Local Government Association.

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Reading needs a change. A change from failure, a change from complacency. Most importantly we need a change from the waste and spin that have characterised decisions such as the one-way IDR, botched bin collections and the current crisis in school admissions.

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