Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have signed an agreement to formally merge services to create a new ‘super district’ council, the first time two district councils have merged since 1974.

Gill Furniss, Sheffield MP and Shadow Minister, will chair the re-launched All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries.

Manchester City Council has awarded a repairs and maintenance contract worth up to £86 million to Mears.

A survey has highlighted how leading council figures have a lack of confidence in the government’s plans for health and social care.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced £64 million of local transport funding to help people walk or cycle safely to work.

The deal to set up a new authority for the Solent area has been stopped by the government, because Hampshire County Council does not support it.

Campaigners argue against ‘counterproductive’ way of standardising services and outsourcing contracts, encouraging councils to ‘keep it local’.

Peterborough City Council could end its waste and recycling contract with Amey by mutual consent under new budget proposals.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £375,000 of new funding to further encourage the reporting and prevention of hate crime.

Many local authorities are not providing the information that families with disabled children need to access childcare.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has given its backing to an 800-space park and ride to the east of the city to handle growing congestion.

To prevent coffee cups ending up in landfill, a scheme to boost disposable coffee cup recycling has been launched in the City of London.

New statistics from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have shown that 4,134 people slept rough per night across England in 2016 - a 16 per cent increase on the previous year.

Oxfordshire County Council (CC) has approved plans to stop funding for 14 out of 22 day care centres.

Leeds City Council has installed safety measures aimed at preventing any terrorist attack involving a lorry in Leeds city centre.

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