Despite concerns from county leaders, the government has reiterated its commitment to directly elected mayors, labelling them a ‘real red line’.

A new agreement for traffic management technology products and services has been launched by the Crown Commercial Service.

The Scottish Borders Council has approved an ambitious five year strategy for further developing and expanding cycle tourism in the area.

Three battalions of up to 1,200 soldiers have been put on 24-hour standby to help if England suffers flooding this winter.

Hounslow Council has started implementation of a digital customer service strategy, by selecting a cloud based ‘real-time’ case management system by UK based software company, Jadu.

A new report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF has advised that councils should be given financial incentives to merge, such as limiting business rates retention to combined and unitary authorities.

The Nuffield Trust, King's Fund and Health Foundation have issued a joint plea to ministers warning that the care sector was facing a funding shortage which was so significant there is a risk families may take legal action.

Conwy Council is offering yoga classes to employees during working hours to help reduce days ‘lost’ as a result of back problems.

The Scottish Borders Council has opposed plans to expand the Fallago Rig near Lauder, after a six year opposition campaign.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has assured that local authorities have stocked up with grit well in advance to prepare for icy weather.

Lancashire County Council is in the process of considering 50 offers from community groups bidding to run services which the local authority has announced it will no longer be able to afford.

A cap to reduce the cap on benefits from £26,000 a year to £20,000 a year in the UK has come into force.

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