Councils should have a legal obligation to spend more money on repairing roads, as half of motorists think the condition of roads has deteriorated in the past year, says a new RAC report.

Councils would be best placed to put a greater sense of transparency at the centre of any devolution deal, the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) has warned.

The government has announced that part of the Foreign Aid Budget will be allocated to local authorities to help support and house refugees from Syria and North Africa.

As part of the governments Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), 22 schools are set to open this month with state-of-the-art, multi-million pound refurbished buildings.

The government Cabinet Office has announced an ambitious new target to get more small businesses working on central government contracts, through a target that every £1 in every £3 the government spends will be with small businesses by 2020.

Councils should look for more innovative approaches to keeping streets clean instead of just issuing fines, according to a new report.

Think tank IPPR North has called on the government to commit to more investment in the northern powerhouse in the upcoming Spending Review.

South Oxfordshire Council has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman Dr Jane Martin for not giving home owners the full information regarding restrictions on selling their property.

West Yorkshire council leaders have announced that a devolution bid will be launched for the Leeds City Region.

All HGVs that do not have basic safety equipment designed to protect and keep safe cyclists and pedestrians will be banned or fined under London’s ‘safer lorry scheme’.

A ‘child safe zone’ has been launched in Glasgow to aid and protect children who get lost in the city centre.

Councils across England and Wales cannot cope with further funding cuts and are facing a shortfall of £10 billion, The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

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