Leading doctors and councils have labelled the government’s strategy to tackle childhood obesity in England as ‘weak’.

North Lanarkshire Council has pledged to build 1,000 new homes, as part of the ‘biggest single investment in council houses for a generation’.

Cornwall Council has warned that it could still lose out on ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ in the event of a Brexit, despite assurances.

HMRC has revealed that small businesses and the self-employed will be exempt from new plans to make tax reporting digital.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has outlined plans to extend public ownership of the UK’s bus networks if he becomes the next Prime Minister.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed that the government’s pledge to replace EU funding has fallen short of the full figure.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to change the Right to Buy rules, after data has shown local authorities will struggle to build new homes to replace those sold off.

A new report has found the small business sector in England has the potential to double the number of apprentices they take on to well over two million, if incentives and support improve.

Fife Council has offered an ‘amnesty’ on walking frames in the hope retrieving thousands of disability aids from people who no longer need them.

The government has launched six targeted area inspection (JTAI) which will examine how well local partners, including councils work together to protect children living with domestic abuse.

Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram will be Labour's candidate in next year's Liverpool City Region mayoral election.

The Labour Party has named SAndy Burnham and Siôn Simon as its mayoral candidates in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands.

London Councils has created a new, borough-wide counter-fraud hub, aiming to save taxpayers an average of £60 million a year.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a proposal to divert fracking funds destined for local authorities to be given directly to households instead.

IPPR has urged for a ‘North First’ approach to infrastructure investment following the release of funding details.

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