Lancashire County Council is in the process of considering 50 offers from community groups bidding to run services which the local authority has announced it will no longer be able to afford.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a statement urging people not to make appointments to see their GP unnecessarily, over coughs and colds and to instead consider pharmacies or NHS websites for help.

Cardiff Council has announced it is planning cuts to generate £17 million in savings as part of a wider measure to raise £25 million to balance its books.

Hampshire County Council could face a legal battle over its charges for DIY waste at recycling centres.

Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to raise funds through the capital markets after issuing stock market bonds worth £370 million.

Wrexham Council is set to decide on whether to go ahead with a plan to spend up to £32,000 to procure replacement iPads for councillors in 2017.

A new report has claimed that creating 27 county unitary authorities could generate nationwide savings of nearly £3 billion.

The deepening crisis in adult social care is likely to cause council overspends of almost £500 million, a new survey has projected.

The LGA is urging the government to devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to councils.

The number of children who are homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas will hit an eight-year year high of more than 120,000.

The government is set to launch a new £20 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse.

Two thirds of people believe a greater share of the total health budget should be spent on care for the elderly and disabled provided by councils.

Edinburgh City Council has signed an energy saving contract with E.ON’s energy efficiency business, Matrix.

A report from the Environment and Rural Affairs Committee has warned that a major reform of the system for managing flood risk is needed.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the time it would to fix the nation’s roads has risen by a third in a decade.

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