As temperatures plummet, the Local Government Association (LGA)'s annual 'Winter Readiness Survey', shows town halls have stockpiled about 1.4 million tonnes of salt – more than was used through all of last winter.

Local councils in England are set to benefit from over £1 million of additional government funding to tackle air pollution.

A replica of Marble Arch has been built from litter collected from the streets of Westminster, eclipsing the original iconic Arch.

The £500m Growing Places Fund will help get the required infrastructure built to enable the creation of new jobs and homes by getting stalled projects moving again.

The government has committed to supporting the development of green spaces in urban areas through the launch of its Green Infrastructure Partnership.


Local people will have a say on issues including location of new buildings and shops they want to see

New service will generate an estimated £1.5bn growth

In the light of the summer riots, the Minister for Crime and Security James Brokenshire has launched a consultation to consider how to give the police more tools to tackle disorder.

Package includes £140m manufacturing technology and innovation centre


The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced new support for local authorities to help them freeze council tax next year.

Organisations looking into sharing support services such as IT, finance and procurement

Red Tape Challenge will see how employment regulations can be improved, simplified or abolished