More than £300 million has been granted to help young people from any background enjoy the benefits of music and the arts.

£4 million of funding to repair and improve Cumbria’s tourist trails following the flooding in the region has been announced.

The High Court has ruled that Cumbria County Council must pay a bill of £5.4 million following a dispute with a former contractor, in which it claims the work carried out was substandard.

Analysis conducted by the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has indicated that councils spend £6.4 billion a year to deal with damaging social problems affecting children and their families.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to provide more funding for social care to improve the quality of care received by elderly people.

Manchester City Council has given the green light to a plan to spend £330 million renovating Manchester Town Hall.

Figures from the RAC Foundation have shown that local authorities in Wales have made a combined profit of £13.8 million in 2015/16 from car parking penalties.

Rotherham Council is set to recruit 40 new social workers in a bid to help reduce its agency staff bill.

A number of staff employed by Dumfries and Galloway Council have been affected by a delay in their wages being paid into their bank accounts.

The Scottish Greens Party has published figures showing that 32 councils owe a total of £11.5 billion to banks and a scheme set up by the UK Treasury.

A new report by ASH and Cancer Research UK has warned that Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year.

Nottingham City Council has been given the green light to iGas to explore for shale gas in the East Midlands.

A new six-month pilot scheme launched by Croydon Council will see three local communities given more responsibility for services.

Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils have voted in favour of the West of England devolution deal.

The LGiU has warned that more independent local government with clear powers and vision is needed post Brexit.

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