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New green energy campaign in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a new campaign to save people money on their energy bills and help the environment.

£350 million announced to improve local roads

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced the £345.3 million funding package to improve local roads and public transport.

Liverpool launches empty homes matching scheme

Liverpool City Council is launching a new matchmaking service to link buyers and sellers of vacant properties.

New litter partnership for Keep Britian Tidy

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is to work with Coca-Cola to boost litter prevention and inspire volunteers to keep the UK clean.

New Dartmouth well-being centre takes step forward

Plans to create a Health and Well-being Centre in Dartmouth have moved a step forward with the submission of a planning application to the council.

Funding black hole to treble in next four years

The 'unsustainable' funding black hole facing county authorities will treble to £2.54 billion over the next four years.

Brexit and local authority inquiry launched

The Communities and Local Government Committee will examine the impact of Brexit on local authorities and the role they could play post-Brexit.

Fly-tipping costing taxpayers £58 million

Over one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England last year.

 GB Features

Natural flood management in the Stroud Valleys

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Chris Uttley discusses the Stroud Valleys Rural Sustainable Drainage Partnership Project

£2.6bn spend on IT for public sector

Dan Saxby explains what has enabled the current sea change in government technology spend - and what the future might hold

Setting the record straight on GDPR

Victoria Cetinkaya, from the Information Commissioner’s Office, looks at the main aims and principles of GDPR and dispels some of the recent misconceptions

Adopting a ‘transparency manifesto’

Louisa Dean, of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, looks at the benefits of creating a touchless digital council

Lighting up city streets with ‘Smart City’ technology

Several UK cities are looking to initiate smart projects and developments to improve the efficiency of local services, enhance sustainability and develop their competitiveness. Ian Tyrer and Chris Wilkinson explain why

Christmas trees - getting value for money

The BCTGA look at the supply of Christmas trees in the UK and the importance for authorities of sourcing them locally

Making the most of G-Cloud

Jake Madders, co-founder and director of Hyve Managed Hosting, outlines some crib sheet questions to ask every cloud provider

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Ruth Fisher discusses the Christmas infrastructure across Scotland’s capital city centre, looking at the successes of the event