Taunton Deane councillors have voted in favour of a proposal to merge with Somerset Council.

The Home Affairs Committee has warned the government that there could be a spike in UK migration ahead of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Following a weekend of major disruption for cross-Channel travellers, the government has been urged to invest more in road infrastructure in Dover.

16 of Scotland’s 32 councils have signed up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter, aiming to create a more consistent approach to recycling.

Thirteen winners will receive a share of the government’s £30 million low emission bus fund to add 326 new buses to their fleets.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given extra powers to reject betting shop applications.

Reform Scotland has called for councils to be given a greater role in Scottish policing, in order to increase local accountability.

The government has passed a new law which means all local authorities must ensure that staff dealing with the public can speak fluent English.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on high street coffee chains to go further in developing recyclable paper cups and to work with councils to produce a system for collecting and recycling empty cartons.

Calderdale Council has introduced a 24-hour instant messaging (IM) service for customers.

Blackburn and Darwen Council has approved a plan to 500 jobs over the next three years, in a bid to generate £13 million in savings.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has overspent by more than £865,000 on using agency workers to cover illness and maternity in the children’s social work sector.

A review published by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has praised Lewisham Council for overcoming its gender pay and position inequality.

A new report has claimed that devolution is being ‘underpowered’ and is failing under the current ‘austerity cosh’.

Sheffield City Council has agreed an investment deal with a Chinese company which promises the city millions of pounds worth of funding.

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