Of those surveyed about the planned West of England devolution deal, only 55 per cent agreed that the plans would benefit the region.

The SLGP is threatening to take the Scottish government to court if ministers continue to freeze them out of funding talks.

Eden Flood Volunteers, a volunteer group set up in Cumbria during Storm Desmond, is on the cusp of going global.

Theresa May has promised to pursue George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse plans, despite the former Chancellor not being in her cabinet office.

Forest Heath District Council has announced it has purchased one of the largest council owned solar farms in the UK, in a move that is expected to bring in an annual income of up to £700,000.

The Communities and Local Government Committee has said that local authorities should ensure whistleblowers are taken seriously, to prevent incidents such as those at Tower Hamlets and Rotherham, from repeating themselves.

According to a report by the Wales Audit Office (WAO) Welsh councils have increased their financial reserves by £244 million between 2009-2014, despite cuts to their main source of income.

Wigan council has launched a new fully-funded eighteen month fitness programme in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

During a visit to the Calais refugee camp, councillors have said that ministers and party leaders need to improve their treatment of child refugees.

Aberdeen City Council has agreed plans to set up arms-length energy company, which will manage all the local authority’s energy-related activity.

Oxford councils have published re-organisation reports in a bid to develop consensus about governance arrangements to support a devolution deal.

A select committee report has claimed that councils are sending away homeless people without any meaningful guidance.

Leading doctors and councils have labelled the government’s strategy to tackle childhood obesity in England as ‘weak’.

North Lanarkshire Council has pledged to build 1,000 new homes, as part of the ‘biggest single investment in council houses for a generation’.

A report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has found that the number of adults visiting public libraries in England has fallen by almost a third in the last decade.

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