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.

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.

Road accidents biggest killer of adolescents, WHO says

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released international data indicating that road injuries were the leading cause of adolescent death among 10–19-year-olds, resulting in approximately 115,000 teenage deaths in 2015.

Road accidents biggest killer of adolescents, WHO says

Ealing Council has been named as a finalist for Digital Council of the Year at the national Digital Leaders 100 Awards, which recognises the council’s continued work in improving online and digital services to residents.

Wrong kinds of bins will not be emptied, council warns

Mansfield District Council has warned that residents using the wrong type of wheelie bin will not have their waste emptied due to safety concerns.

Thanet District Council sends polling error

It has been reported that Thanet District Council sent polling cards to 11,500 people that stated they were electing an MP for a neighbouring constituency.

Belfast Council launches £1m ‘Build a Better Future’ fund

Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell, deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, joined three leading local charities at the launch of a £1 million fund for community based groups.

West Suffolk councils to create single authority

West Suffolk councillors are considering plans to create a new single council to meet future challenges and better drive prosperity in the region.

Facebook publishes tips for spotting fake news, ahead of election

Facebook has increased its campaign against fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press, containing a list of tips to help the public decide whether a story is genuine.

Metro mayors must support devolution agenda, think tanks says

IPPR North has called on the six elected Metro Mayors and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to unite to call for sweeping new powers over education, health and employment, with strong local checks-and-balances.

LGA unveils 10-point plan to boost local services

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on all political parties to commit to a 10-point plan to boost vital local services, build homes, create school places, close skills gaps and drive economic growth.

CAP consults on tougher standards for broadband advertising claims

The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published a public consultation seeking views on different options to strengthen the standards around broadband speed claims.

Medway Council twitter feed hacked

Medway Council has confirmed its twitter feed was hacked, with corrupted posts including announcing an end to council tax and free parking for all.

Councils risking personal data, study suggests

Research conducted by FalconStor has found that local authorities are putting the personal data of 3.5 million citizens at risk by not having a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place, LocalGov has reported.

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