Derbyshire County Council has introduced new rules which allow parents to take their children on holiday during term-time, so long has the child’s attendance over the previous 12 months is above 94 per cent.

Warwickshire County Council has announced a set of options it will consider to achieve savings of around £67 million by 2020.

January will see Hull become the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, with officials describing the title as the ‘beginning of a cultural renaissance’.

More than 300 writers have urged Culture Secretary Karen Bradley to ‘set a new course' for libraries 'after years of decline’.

A public consultation has found that transport is a top priority for the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Hundreds of nursery schools could close if the government presses ahead with plans to offer 30 hours a week of free childcare, the NAHT has warned.

A new report has suggested that UK’s cities are lagging behind their European counterparts in terms of skills, productivity and innovation.

Council leaders have praised a judicial review which ruled that councils should remain exempt from VAT on commercial waste collections.

Southwark Council has said it is seeking a judicial review over the government’s decision to block a compulsory purchase order (CPO) on Aylesbury Estate, as part of the council’s wider plans for a regeneration scheme.

The UK government has invited Derry City & Strabane Council to put forward proposals to sustain the Londonderry to London air route, following the recent announcement by Ryanair that it would stop serving the route and the end of March 2017.

Ofsted has rated children services run by Wirral Council as ‘inadequate’, after an investigation found ‘widespread and serious failures’.

Citizens Advice Cymru has raised concerns over councils using bailiffs to quicken the collection of council debts.

Shetland Islands Council has been forced to move staff out of its headquarters in Lerwick due to structural concerns with the building.

Government statistics have shown that more than 10,000 migrant households have been given emergency council accommodation, as a result of losing their home and needing to care for children.

Kent County Council says a shortage of foster carers is reaching crisis point.

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