A major shake-up of the rental sector in England is intended to give tenants long-term security.Read more
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Figures obtained by the BBC showed councils handled 18,496 cases in 2017-18, a rise of 7% in two years.
A volunteer pricked by a discarded needle has told how he faces a wait for HIV and hepatitis test results.
The Department for Communities and Local Government said it was "committed to doing more to reduce drug misuse".