The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that English tourism is expected to soar under devolution deals, with data suggesting the tourist industry will grow 2.9 per cent per year over the next decade.

Wakefield Council has appointed design and consultancy firm Arcadis to deliver its Property and Facilities Management Services.

Edinburgh City Council has ordered a survey of its council buildings, after 17 of the region’s schools were closed as a result of safety concerns.

Norfolk County Council has launched a new Social Care Academy to recruit and retain social workers and encourage former social workers back to the profession, in order to address the staff shortage.

In an interview with the BBC, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested that the UK will begin formal negotiations to leave the EU in early 2017.

Malcolm Harrison has been appointed chief executive of Crown Commercial Service (CCS), effective from 1 November 2016.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for more control over taxes and public services, akin to those given to the mayors of Chicago and New York.

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.

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

Belfast City Council has unveiled plans to transform three of its leisure centre with a £60 million cash injection.

The control of education services in Slough is set to be returned to the powers of the council, after the Department for Education ordered that the children centres be run by Cambridge Education.

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has asked for evidence on the future use and development of driverless vehicles after launching an inquiry into the sector.

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

Former European Council president Herman Van Rompuy has warned that substantive Brexit talks are unlikely to start before the end of 2017.

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

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