Newcastle best placed for LGBT commitment

Newcastle City Council has been named as the highest-placed local authority on the Stonewall Top 100 index.

Micro-homes have potential to solve London's housing crisis

Living in micro-homes could enhance choice for young professionals in the capital and help tackle London's housing crisis.

Councils slashing crime prevention budgets

New analysis has revealed that crime prevention budgets have been cut by more than half since the Conservatives came to power.

£7.7 million to be invested in Liverpool’s children’s care

An additional 160 staff are to be recruited by Liverpool City Council to cut the caseload of children’s social workers by up to half.

£20 million for five areas to invest in culture

Five locations across England will receive a share of £20 million to invest in local culture, heritage and creative industries.

Coventry City Council slowest in UK to fill potholes

New research from the RAC Foundation has found that Coventry City Council has the longest response time in Britain for filling in serious potholes.

Screen time encouraging children’s inactivity

A new report has highlighted how children are increasingly choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outside.

Somerset scheme saves 7,500 nights in hospital

A pioneering scheme in Somerset has helped patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital and freed up at least £2 million for other services.

Sustained improvement for Birmingham’s children’s services

An Ofsted inspection has judged children’s social care services in Birmingham as ‘requires improvement to be good’.

Community-led housing in London receives £38m

A new £38 million fund for community-led housing has been launched to enable Londoners to play a leading role in building new affordable homes.

Updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone in the city centre.

Norfolk County Council’s SEN provision criticised

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised Norfolk County Council’s provision for children with SEN following two investigations.

Local flood management consultation begins

James Brokenshire has welcomed a consultation on increasing local funding for flood and coastal erosion management and is keen to hear ideas.

Oversight of the local gov system needs improving

The government must improve its oversight of the local governance system to help councils cope with increasing pressures, says NAO.

£5m sought to balance books in East Sussex

Financially-struggling East Sussex County Council has revealed plans to make savings of £5.1 million to deliver a balanced budget in 2019-20.

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