The Labour Party has named SAndy Burnham and Siôn Simon as its mayoral candidates in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands.

London Councils has created a new, borough-wide counter-fraud hub, aiming to save taxpayers an average of £60 million a year.

Broadband speeds advertised to customers are ‘misleading’ for remote rural areas, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.

Nottingham City Council has met its climate change (CC) target four years ahead of schedule, after applying a range of energy saving initiatives.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has joined forces with South Yorkshire police and firefighters to reduce the demand on 999 responders.

Lambeth council is set to review its security and access arrangements after council staff and councillors were subject to aggression and abuse from protestors.

Wrexham council has announced a new aim to increase recycling rates to over 62 per cent.

Labour has announced Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham as its candidate for Greater Manchester’s first mayoral election.

IPPR has urged for a ‘North First’ approach to infrastructure investment following the release of funding details.

Sadiq Khan has confirmed plans for the first of a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’ as part of his plans to clean up the capital’s toxic air.

Liverpool City Council and Cancer Research UK have combined efforts to increase awareness of skin cancer and ensure the disease is firmly on the local authority’s health agenda.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has claimed that too many young people in care are missing out on the support from independent mentors.

West Devon Borough Council is close to transferring all services into a company which would have the ability to trade its services.

A new report by Policy Exchange has suggested that relocating 25,000 London-based civil servants to local authorities and city regions would boost productivity and innovation in the delivery of public service.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged councils to increase the number of free condoms they offer to young people, gay men and those most at risk of catching sexually transmitted infections (STI).

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