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.

NI electronic voter registration not in place for snap election

An electronic voter registration will not be in place in Northern Ireland for the snap general election on 8 June, despite legislation being passed in December to implement the systems.

Leeds Council backs £35m stadium redevelopment

Leeds City Council has approved a proposal which would see a third-party investor provide up to £35 million to fund the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Birmingham City Council awarded for new website

Birmingham City Council has been awarded official Honouree status in the 2017 Webby Awards, the leading international award honouring excellence on the internet.

SME benefiting from Campaign Solutions framework

An SME has become the first agency to secure a major campaign through the CCS's Campaign Solutions framework.

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