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The UK towns and cities facing ‘double distress’ as coronavirus recession bites

Communities already gripped by unemployment are set to be plunged deeper into misery as the coronavirus jobs crisis unfolds, a report warns tonight. Neighbourhoods battling “employment deprivation” face being hit harder by looming job cuts, according to a study by the Communities in Charge campaign. It says: “We found that 44% of neighbourhoods in the […]

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How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity […]

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