Norfolk ranked seventh in highways and transport survey

An independent survey of Norfolk residents found Norfolk County Council seventh of 31 similar councils for satisfaction with transport services.

Devon’s care providers rated higher than average

Figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show significant improvement in the quality of care in Devon.

Changes in non-residential care charges

A review of charging for non-residential care services has been approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet.

Rural communities encouraged to build own homes

Rural communities in Northumberland are being encouraged to take the lead on developing affordable homes in their area.

Oxford Council asks Chancellor’s help to tackle air pollution

Oxford City Council has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ask him to help tackle Oxford’s illegal air pollution in his upcoming budget.

56p of every £1 of council tax could go to social care

The LGA has warned that 56p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020.

Cardiff introduces smart parking in city

Cardiff Council has launched a parking app to assist motorists in the Welsh capital find real-time available spaces in the city.

Hollingbury to get new council homes

Plans to transform a large garage site in Hollingbury, with four new council homes, are to be considered by the housing committee.

Newcastle needs to save £13 million next year

Newcastle City Council will need to save over £13 million next year and raise council tax in order to set a balanced budget.

Over 80 per cent support new licensing for private rented housing

Two proposals for new licensing schemes aimed at improving conditions in private rented housing have received over 80 per cent public support.

Devolution poll to go ahead

Local people are to be asked for their views on the right deal on devolution for Doncaster.

Cold winter will have ‘detrimental impact’ on roads

Predictions of the worst winter in 10 years is not good news for highway authorities who have failed to rebuild their roads.

£2 million tourism fund for Highlands

A £2 million tourism fund created by the UK government is helping to attract more international visitors to Inverness and Loch Ness.

North of England has fastest improving cities

PwC’s 2017 index shows that cities in the North of England are the fastest improving.

Council services get £18 million

Councils across England are to receive an additional £18 million to help ease pressures on local services resulting from recent migration.

Liverpool plans to improve air quality

Plans to install 100 electric vehicle charging points across the city are among measures to improve air quality in Liverpool.

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