Government minister James Wharton has told East Anglia officials they can take or leave the devolution deal that was singed before the budget.

New longer lorries pose a ‘significant road safety threat’ and should be restricted, the Campaign for Better Transport has warned.

Unison has announced that it will accept a two-year pay deal for local authority workers, following a meeting of local government representatives a

According to a new report by APSE and the New Policy Institute (NPI), councils could be unable to fund services such as parks, highways and refuse collection by 2020.

The government has invested £60 million in accelerating innovation across the Midlands Engine.

Local councilors and MPs have opposed plans for new elected mayors for three rural parts of England, claiming the move would be expensive and an unwanted extra tier of government.

The government is expected to review whether electronic voting in strike ballots should be allowed, as part of a series of changes to the Trade Union Bill.

The Commons environment committee has called for more ‘clean air zones’, targeting polluting vehicle drivers, to be established across cities in England.

275,000 houses are now planned for England’s Green Belt, despite government pledges to protect the countryside, a report says.

86 per cent of council maintained schools are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, compared to 82 per cent of academies

Local government secretary Greg Clark has praised Portsmouth’s growth, despite suffering cuts to its council’s funding pot.

The County Councils Network (CCN) has cautioned that the government’s academisation plans are being pursued with ‘undue haste’ and could pose a significant risk to schools.

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