Aberdeen City Council to spend £1.3m on park refurbishment

A total of £1.3million is to be spent refurbishing play parks across Aberdeen in 2017/18 after the money was agreed by the City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

Liverpool chief exec steps aside after arrest

It has been announced that Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald will 'voluntarily step aside' after he was arrested as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in the tendering of contracts to BT.

East Hampshire litter penalties halve after privatisation reversal

Figures have shown the number of fines for litter and dog fouling has halved for East Hampshire District Council, after it replaced private enforcement officers with its own staff.

Lights on option for Surrey councils

Local councils in Surrey could be handed powers to turn street lights back on, if they pay for the cost of doing so themselves.

Social Investment Fund launched for homelessness

Homeless Link has launched a £4.5 million Social Investment Fund for organisations working to reduce homelessness.

Data still being locked away, experts report

Open data leaders are stalling, and even backsliding in their delivery of open data, the Open Data Barometer finds.

Councils would be hit by deposit scheme

Plastic bottle deposit schemes could threaten the investment made by local authorities in infrastructure and collection services.

Councils in 'severe' need for affordable homes

A new report has found that 98 per cent of councils have described their need for affordable houses as ‘severe’ or ‘moderate’.

UK’s bathing water quality questioned

An EEA survey has found that 20 beaches across Britain failed an assessment on the quality of their bathing water.

Northumberland Council unable to sign new care contracts

Over half of Northumberland's care homes have not signed contracts with the county council in a row over money, the BBC has reported.

Manchester City Council voices sorrow following terror attack

Manchester City Council has released a statement expressed its horror following the deaths of twenty-two people, including children, at a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

Liverpool Council chief arrested over finical irregularities

Four men including Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.

Belfast City Council consults on incorporation of Irish language

Belfast City Council has asked the public to share their thoughts on how best to incorporate Irish, Ulster-Scots and other minority languages into its daily business.

Cardiff City Council to double junction enforcement

Cardiff City Council has set out plans to almost double the number of junctions it will monitor for moving traffic offences, following a fall in the number of tickets issued, localgov has reported.

Voter registration deadline looms

Eligible voters have until 23:59 BST to register online through the official gov.uk website for the 8 June general election.

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