East Dorset District Council has voted against a plan to replace Dorset’s nine councils with two unitary authorities.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the continued underfunding of social care is making it ‘impossible’ for councils to fulfil their legal duties under the Care Act.

MPs are set to begin two days of debate over the government's parliamentary bill to start the formal process of Britain’s exit from the EU.

The Home Affairs Committee has published a report warning that some asylum seekers have been placed in accommodation infested by rats, mice and insects after arriving in the UK.

Police are investigating an incident at Aberdeen City Council, after its official website was attacked by hackers.

The leaders of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to call for a greater role in Brexit negotiations.

Greater Manchester and London will receive around £100 million to help thousands more disabled people get into work.

The Scottish government will introduce new statutory litter guidance aiming to reduce the amount of resources being spent on litter clearing.

Westminster City Council is set to trial a pilot scheme which will see emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking within Marylebone.

The cost of dementia care will rise unless local environments are better planned to enable more independent living.

A new report shows that smoking is contributing to the social care crisis with £1.4 billion a year being spent as a result of smoking related illness.

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

The Scottish Borders Council is considering a move to create a Brexit response team which will monitor the impact on the region.

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.

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