The government has announced plans to relax planning rules in rural areas to build more homes for first time buyers and boost the rural economy.

Think tank IPPR has released a new report outlining that local authorities should be granted more devolved powers to tackle failing bus services.

New government plans aim to enrol every eight year old in England at their local library, in a bid to improve literacy.

Transport campaigners have joined forces to warn that everyday transport is under threat due to large budget cuts expected in the upcoming Spending Review.

North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire councils have stepped in to take over home based care and support services after the previous provider closed down.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that a growing shortage in construction skills could threaten the government’s pledge to build 275,000 affordable homes by 2020.

Gloucestershire County Council has signed a 12 year street lighting contract that aims to reduce energy consumption and reduce long term costs.

Croydon Council’s plans to introduce a borough-wide licensing scheme for private landlords will go ahead, after the High Court rejected a legal challenge launched by the Croydon Property Forum.

Following the corruption of the Tower Hamlet elections earlier this year, former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sir Eric Pickles is to head up the largest investigation into electoral fraud in the UK.

Kingston upon Thames’ bid to eliminate its reliance on the government’s Revenue Support Grant (RSG) has received the backing of ministers from the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG), according to the Borough’s leader Kevin Davis.

Council’s have been warned that bed and breakfast hotels are not suitable accommodation for vulnerable or homeless young people.

Following a staff vote in favour of the move, Liverpool City Council has announced plans to set up a council-owned waste collection service in a bid to cut costs and increase recycling.

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