Former Chancellor George Osborne is set to a chair a new think tank aimed at progressing the Northern Powerhouse plan.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to issue councils with more powers to enable them to tackle illegal schools.

Kingston Council has approved the development of four more Go Cycle developments across the borough.

The government will transfer money to councils to top up the cost of supported housing.

Office for National Statistics figures have shown that the total public sector workforce in this country decreased to 5.3 million in June.

The tourism industry in the Peak District and Derbyshire is set for a boost after the awarding of £1.49 million grant.

The government has announced a £25 million housing and technology fund to help people with learning disabilities live independently.

Residents are being encouraged to complete a survey on the future of local government in Dorset, after receiving minimal response to a consultation

Government-funded care for the elderly is becoming increasingly rationed, leaving growing numbers to fend for themselves, a review has suggested.

Manchester City Council's chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein has announced that he will retire next year.

Transport for London (TfL) is set to provide £7.6 million into Croydon Council's ongoing transport infrastructure regeneration in 2017/18.

Cornwall Council has rejected proposals to change constituency boundaries and join with Devon, claiming the plans are ‘inequitable and unlawful’.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that the HS2 rail link needs a ‘realistic timetable’ if the new link is to be a success.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to address the gap between household income and rising rents, by allowing councils to build more affordable homes.

Highland Council is seeking public views on its plans to increase the number of pay-to-use public toilets.

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