A ‘child safe zone’ has been launched in Glasgow to aid and protect children who get lost in the city centre.

Councils across England and Wales cannot cope with further funding cuts and are facing a shortfall of £10 billion, The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

New planning reforms aim to offer stronger protection against unauthorised occupation.

Tech giant Google has been granted a patent to develop new technology that will enable vehicles to detect potholes in the road.

Six councils in the north and north-east of Scotland are to hold a summit to tackle the increasing difficulties in recruiting and retaining teaching staff.

The North East Combined Authority is conducting a review of public transport across the region.

The use of bailiffs, now legally known as ‘enforcement agents’, to chase people behind on council tax or parking fins has seen an increase of 16 per since 2013, according to the Money Advice Trust (MAT).

In a bid to support local economic growth, Surrey Heath Borough Council has purchased an industrial estate for £8 million.

Oxfordshire County Council is investing £1.1 million to improve facilities and promote free school meals.

Edinburgh has signed at £186 million contract to outsource it’s ICT services, which is expected to create more than 200 jobs and 60 apprenticeships.

The government has said full powers will not be returned to Rotherham Council until 2019, following a sexual abuse scandal in 2014.

Argyll and Bute Council will invite all staff members to consider voluntary redundancy in an attempt to cut costs.

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