A new report has claimed that there needs to be continual support for the north’s low carbon economy, to increase economic activity in the region.

National Recycling Week (NRW) will highlight the many measures councils have introduced to maximise recycling.

Business secretary Sajid Javid has announced that the £900 million North East devolution deal is ‘off the table’, after four out of the seven local authorities voted against the plans.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to ban the use of ‘golden hellos’ by independent fostering agencies attempting to encourage foster carers away from local authorities.

Hull City Council has confirmed it has approved plans to build more than 100 new homes, as part of a £17 million scheme to regenerate the region’s Fruit Market area.

Dumfries and Galloway Council has reduced its staff numbers by around 600 full-time positions, in the space of a year.

The second round of the Community Minibus Fund has been launched by Transport Minister Andrew Jones.

A public consultation has shown support for proposals to devolve power and funding from Westminster to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

A Welsh council leader has said he does not believe the merging of councils will happen for at least 10 years.

Cllr John Clancy, the leader of Birmingham City Council, has signed a development deal worth up to £2 billion with a Chinese company.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for a shake-up of boundaries in Birmingham which would lead to more wards by fewer politicians.

Waste management company Amgen Cymru, owned by Rhondda Cynon Taf council, has been criticised by the GMB union over its employment practices.

A new Heritage Lottery Fund report has called for collaborative national and local action to deliver new ways of funding parks.

A Tory MP has proposed ‘eradicating’ the combination of county councils and district councils and replacing them with single-tier unitary councils.

A campaign to retrain both social workers for adults and children who have left the profession is being launched.

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