The government has overruled Lancashire County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a fracking site.

The public has issued support for plans to form a combined authority covering the Solent area.

Local authority body Cosla has advised that councils should resist any moves to centralise control of education.

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has claimed that councils are failing to monitor schools in Britain for dangerous air pollution, despite government advice to do so.

NHS Digital has identified that councils have investigated almost 24,000 allegations of neglect by carers looking after adults in need of support.

Arts Council England has announced that funding for arts and culture outside of the capital will be increased by four per cent by 2022.

New proposals have shown that there will be no forced mergers of councils in Wales, but they will be required to work together to deliver key services.

Westminster Council has called on the government to issue a total ban on synthetic highs.

Newcastle City Council is considering a plan to remove almost all school crossing patrols across the region as part of £70 million budget cuts over three years.

Lincolnshire County Council is considering a move to cease providing funding to its main attractions.

Carmarthenshire Council has won an appeal against three Welsh language standards, meaning it will no longer have to implement them.

GOV.UK has launched a scheme to work with 19 local authorities to explore how a secure ID assurance system can be integrated into online services.

The Accounts Commission has informed Angus Council that it must be more ambitious in making changes if it is to achieve its savings target.

North Lanarkshire Council has suspended three members of staff amid an ongoing investigation into corruption claims.

Wandsworth and Richmond councils are set to enforce plans which involve sharing a workforce in a bid to generate £10 million in savings per year.

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