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.

Doctors prescribing outdoor exercise to patients would see more people doing physical activity, councils claim.

Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has claimed that attempts to close and prosecute illegal faith schools are being hindered by councils concerned about upsetting community relations.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said it is confident local authorities will be able to meet the government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 S

Children’s services operated by Sunderland Council have made significant progress, after Ofsted previously rated the services as inadequate.

Financial auditors KPMG has criticised Northampton Council’s handling of a £10.25 million stadium redevelopment loan given to Northampton Town Football Club.

New analysis by the Press Association has found that councils are citing funding by an average of 29 per cent, under new reduced budgets.

Newcastle City Council has accumulated £2.4 million from issuing fines to motorists caught using bus lanes.

Figures compiled by Huntsman Security have shown that the local government sector has reported 202 more security breaches, a 14 per cent increase on the year before.

Lancashire council has confirmed it will be shutting down more than 20 libraries, as part of a wider strategy to operate under a reduced budget.

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