Passengers using cross-country train routes should be able to save up to £260 a journey, under a new trial scheme to simplify fares.

The Local Government Association has called for all lorry drivers to use commercial model satnavs, following a succession of lorry crashes.

North Tyneside Council is considering a move to increase council tax by five per cent, in a bid to save £18 million in 2017/18.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to reverse its reductions in New Homes Bonus (NHB) payments, claiming two thirds of councils will be worse off as a result of the move.

A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) must take more care in cracking down on the super-rich in order to prevent undermining confidence in the whole system.

The Scottish government has awarded an extra £2 million to the Aberdeenshire Council to help meet the cost of repairs carried out as a result of the damage caused by Storm Frank.

Manchester City Council has awarded a repairs and maintenance contract worth up to £86 million to Mears.

The deal to set up a new authority for the Solent area has been stopped by the government, because Hampshire County Council does not support it.

Campaigners argue against ‘counterproductive’ way of standardising services and outsourcing contracts, encouraging councils to ‘keep it local’.

Peterborough City Council could end its waste and recycling contract with Amey by mutual consent under new budget proposals.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £375,000 of new funding to further encourage the reporting and prevention of hate crime.

Professional people from working class backgrounds are paid £6,800 less than their colleagues from more affluent backgrounds.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has given its backing to an 800-space park and ride to the east of the city to handle growing congestion.

Oxfordshire County Council (CC) has approved plans to stop funding for 14 out of 22 day care centres.

A review of sentencing guidelines by the Sentencing Council has directed that speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales are set to rise by 50 per cent.

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