Knowsley council has said it is ‘determined’ to ensure young people can study A-levels in its borough, after previously encouraging pupils to receive the qualifications elsewhere.

North Somerset Council has opposed proposals to join the £1 billion West of England devolution deal.

Councils are calling for supported housing to be exempt from the housing benefit cap to prevent the most vulnerable people from losing their homes.

The County Councils Network has warned that the Bus Services Bill could leave rural areas facing the prospect of less sustainable transport.

New driverless pods aimed to help transform local city transport have been unveiled at Birmingham’s Automechanika Show.

Only 24 per cent of voters feel ‘well’ or ‘very well’ informed about the upcoming EU referendum, a survey has suggested.

An inquiry into whether local authorities can fulfil their statutory obligations with the funding available for adult social care has been launched.

Low standards in schools across the East Midlands region are exposing the educational fault line dividing the nation, Ofsted has said.

Cardiff council has declared its plans to improve the way waste, potholes and fly-tipping are managed by reorganising council services, at a cost of £1 million.

Worker’s union, the GMB has urged councils and other public bodies to stop issuing work to companies which have been found to enlist blacklisted construction workers.

The life chances of the UK’s 6.5 million carers, who look after a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by ‘inadequate’ local support services, according to new research released for Carers Week 2016.

The Care Act is failing and leaving disabled people and carers worse off, disability charity Revitalise has warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has highlighted that increased digital innovation has the potential to save millions while improving services.

Enfield Council is facing a legal challenge from local campaigners over the A105 cycle lane scheme.

Barnsley council has decided to reduce the length of the summer holiday, and extend October half-term, in a move it claims will improve its pupils’ educational success.

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