Awards

Cities offered over £875,000 to support innovative climate change solutions

14/10/2019

Europe’s largest public-private partnership has called on cities around the world to join its ‘Climathon Global Awards’ to find new systems level solutions to tackle climate change.

Highways Awards recognise the Wright stuff

11/10/2019

The winners of this year’s Highways Awards have been revealed in front of nearly 500 industry professionals at the Lancaster London.

Norwich council estate wins top architecture prize

09/10/2019

A council estate in Norwich has been named as the UK’s best new building.

Welsh council leader makes May’s outgoing honours list

10/09/2019

The leader of Newport City Council, Debbie Wilcox, is to become a peer under Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List.

Three UK cities up for European Capital of Innovation 2019

07/08/2019

Three UK cities have made the shortlist for receiving the title of European Capital of Innovation 2019.

Worthing’s Art Deco pier named best in the UK

11/04/2019

Worthing’s Grade II Listed Art Deco pier has been voted the best in the UK for 2019.

Only a week left to enter Street Design Awards 

14/02/2019

The Street Design Awards, celebrating innovation and best practice in street design schemes, have been relaunched by Local Government News magazine.

Launch of the 2019 Street Design Awards

07/12/2018

The Street Design Awards, celebrating innovation and best practice in street design schemes across the UK, have been relaunched by Local Government News magazine.

Councillors of the year revealed

07/11/2018

Cllr Roger Lawrence of the City of Wolverhampton Council has been named leader of the year in the 2018 Councillor Achievement Awards.

Nearly 2,000 green spaces celebrated in Green Flag Awards

17/07/2018

From traditional parks to burial sites, a record number of green spaces have been awarded a Green Flag this year.

Dundee Council recognised for driving Living Wage

07/06/2018

Dundee City Council has won this year's Living Wage Champion Award for Local Authority Leadership.

Waltham named first London Borough of Culture

27/02/2018

Waltham Forest will be awarded over £1m as it is named the first ever London Borough of Culture.

Local government staff recognised in New Year's Honours list

02/01/2018

Social services directors featured prominently in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.

Innovative, inspiring and effective

19/12/2017

Laura Sharman attended a special event at Nottingham Castle to celebrate the winners of the first ever Local Public Ownership Awards.

Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021

08/12/2017

Coventry has been chosen to be the UK's City of Culture for 2021.

UK cities question legality of exclusion from European Capital of Culture award

30/11/2017

Five UK cities bidding to be European Capital of Culture have issued a statement questioning legality of the EU’s decision to exclude them from the award.

Councillors of the year are unveiled

08/11/2017

Cllr Peter Fleming of Sevenoaks District Council has been named as leader of the year in the 2017 C’llr Achievement Awards.

Proactive innovation wins the day at the Highways Awards

23/10/2017

The 14th Highways Awards (formerly the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards) took place last Wednesday 18 October in the jubilant atmosphere of the Nine Kings Suite at the Lancaster London.

Voting closes soon for the Local Public Ownership Awards

05/10/2017

Launched in August, the Local Public Ownership Awards showcases some of the best and most inspiring council-run services in the UK.

Oxford strips Aung San Suu Kyi of freedom accolade

04/10/2017

Oxford has decided to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of the Freedom of the City because of her response to massacres perpetrated against Myanmar’s Muslim minority.

Voting open for best council-run scheme

10/08/2017

The shortlist for the best council-run service has now been published, and people are being to urged to vote for their favourite scheme.

Local government figures honoured by the Queen

19/06/2017

Four council leaders have been recognised by the Queen in her Birthday’s Honours list for their services to local government.

Local government figures honoured by the Queen

16/06/2017

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Wolverhampton named as local authority of the year

16/06/2017

The City of Wolverhampton Council was named Local Authority of the Year at The MJ Awards last night.

Council wants Ariana Grande to become honorary Mancunian

15/06/2017

Ariana Grande could be granted an honorary citizenship of Manchester under new proposals put forward by the council.

Celebrating the best of council-run services

24/03/2017

LocalGov and We Own It are partnering up to launch the Local Public Ownership Awards.

Croydon awarded ‘flexible working council’ title

13/01/2017

Croydon is now a ‘flexible working council’ thanks to its increasing opportunities for staff to work flexibly, reducing costs and improving services.

Local government figures named in New Year’s Honours list

03/01/2017

Council leaders, directors and chief executives have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honour list for their ‘tireless’ contribution to local communities.

Blackburn's high street crowned best in Britain

13/12/2016

Blackburn has come out on top in the awards for Britain's best high street.

2016 C’llr Awards Winners announced

02/11/2016

Councillors across the UK were honoured for their public service yesterday as the 2016 C’llr Award Winners were revealed.

Finalists for Britain’s best high street announced

18/10/2016

Twenty-seven high streets are finalists in the Great British High Street competition, the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced.

Peterborough scopes global smart cities award

27/06/2016

Peterborough City Council has won the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Global Public Sector Smart City Award.

Leeds named as local authority of the year

17/06/2016

Leeds City Council has won the top prize at the MJ Awards 2016.

Local government figures recognised in Queen's birthday honours

13/06/2016

Key figures in local government have been recognised on the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list for their services to the sector.

Hillsborough 96 and campaigners who demolished ‘wall of lies’ honoured by council

13/05/2016

Liverpool City Council will award its highest honour to the Hillsborough 96 and to those who campaigned on their behalf.

Winner chosen for 'best British high street'

01/12/2015

Bishopthorpe Road in York has been named as the best shopping street in Britain.

Nottingham school attendance campaign wins three national awards

13/11/2015

A campaign to boost secondary school attendance in Nottingham by offering pupils the chance to go to an exclusive pop concert has won three national awards.

Derry declared the best Halloween destination in the world

20/10/2015

The city of Derry has been chosen as the best place in the world to celebrate Halloween, beating off competition from the likes of Transylvania, Sleepy Hollow and Salem.

Finalists chosen for best high street in Britain

01/10/2015

The finalists battling it out to win the Great British High Streets competition have been unveiled today.

Wokingham tops Family Hotspots study for second time

22/09/2015

Wokingham has been the named the best place in England and Wales for families to live.

To Infinity – and beyond!

22/09/2015

A look at the BT Infinity Lab awards – incubating innovative technology that helps us all

Councils praised for animal welfare performance

09/09/2015

Local authorities are among the winners of a record number of awards for animal welfare.

Borough first council to secure top award for tackling homelessness

07/09/2015

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is the first council to be given a Gold Standard award from the Government for tackling and preventing homelessness.

Devon nature reserves secure Dark Sky status

25/08/2015

Two nature reserves in East Devon have been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status.

Innovative thinkers on devolution urged to apply for £15,000 prize fund

05/08/2015

Ideas that explore how devolution can deliver increased local government revenues, jobs, homes and infrastructure have been invited to apply for a £15,000 prize fund.

Record numbers waving the Green Flag

23/07/2015

A record number of parks and green spaces have been given the Green Flag Award this year, partly due to the scheme’s expansion into new territory.

Winner of Local Government Challenge unveiled

06/07/2015

Jude Taylor from Staffordshire County Council has won the 2015 Local Government Challenge, securing a £10,000 scholarship from the Local Government Association.

Google steps in to offer high streets help

02/07/2015

Internet giants Google are offering British high street shops the chance to revolutionise their digital strategies.

Awards glory for Cheshire West and Chester Council

19/06/2015

Cheshire West and Chester Council was last night named as winner of The MJ's Best Achieving Council category in a glittering awards ceremony attended by 900 guests.

Council leaders recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

15/06/2015

Local government leaders and chief executives have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list.

Lincoln wins top scrutiny award

04/06/2015

Lincoln City Council has secured a top award for its project to tackle poverty locally.

Hague to present MJ Awards

21/05/2015

Former foreign secretary William Hague is to be the host presenter for The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards next month.

Finalists announced for MJ Awards 2015

22/04/2015

Over one hundred entries to The MJ's annual local government awards in 16 categories have been selected as finalists, it was announced today.

Council TV documentary bags Bafta nomination

09/04/2015

A fly on the wall documentary about the day-to-day life of a council adoption service has been nominated for a prestigious Bafta award.

Tudor Evans scoops council leader of the year award

03/03/2015

The winners of the 2015 C’lrr Award have been announced, with Tudor Evans from Plymouth City Council securing Leader of the Year Award.

Record number of categories for The MJ Awards

07/01/2015

A 16th category has been added to The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards this year thanks to Asidua which is sponsoring Innovation in Channel Shift.

Local government staff named in New Year’s Honours list

05/01/2015

Council leaders and chief executives have been awarded in the New Year’s Honours list in recognition of the ‘huge impact’ they have on society.

New categories for 2015 MJ Awards

11/12/2014

Three new categories have been announced today in local government’s premier awards, The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2015 bringing the total number to 15.

Boroughs win big at Police awards ceremony

25/11/2014

Haringey and Havering LBCs have scooped top prizes for their work to improve community safety at this year’s Problem Oriented Partnerships (POP) awards.

Winners of Solent Design Awards announced

25/11/2014

The Mary Rose Museum (pictured) has been chosen as the People’s Choice for 2014 in this year’s Solent Design Awards.

Minister names High Street competition winners

10/11/2014

Seven shopping centres across the UK have been named as winners in the national Great British High Street competition.

Couple win £9k Lincolnshire treasure hunt

31/10/2014

A gold bullion worth £9,000 has been won in a treasure hunt organised to promote local history in Lincolnshire.

Victoria Park reclaims national title

16/10/2014

Victoria Park in the East End of London has been crowned the UK’s favourite park for the second time in three years.

Rochdale secures best workplace award

09/10/2014

Rochdale’s Number One Riverside development has been chosen as the best workplace in the country in the British Council of Offices (BCO) awards.

Best councils named for animal welfare work

07/10/2014

Four local authorities have picked up awards from the RSPCA for their contribution to animal welfare.

Kirklees Council wins 1m euro prize

19/09/2014

Kirklees Council has scoped a 1m Euro (£800,000) cash prize, as the only UK winner of the international 2014 Mayors Challenge.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leads way as an age-friendly employee

12/09/2014

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is the only UK authority to scope an international award for supporting older people in the workplace.

Britain’s first ‘social enterprise county’ named

10/09/2014

Prime minister David Cameron has said it is ‘fantastic’ news that Oxfordshire is Britain’s first county to become a ‘Social Enterprise Place’.

Weather-resistant Fiona wins top library award

15/08/2014

A mobile library relief driver who worked through gales and heavy rain has won a top national award.

Winner of Local Government Challenge announced

11/07/2014

Graeme Kane, strategic leadership manager at Mole Valley Council, has been crowned the winner of the Local Government Challenge 2014.

‘Local authority heroes’ announced

03/07/2014

Council staff and councillors who have gone above and beyond the call of duty have been recognised at an awards ceremony this week.

Let me Trent-ertain you: Robbie given freedom of home city

02/07/2014

Angels singer Robbie Williams has been presented with the freedom of his home city Stoke-on-Trent at a private ceremony.

Oxford City scoops Best Achieving Council at MJ Awards 2014

20/06/2014

Oxford City Council has been named the UK’s best performing council at the prestigious annual local government awards organised by The MJ.

Local government leaders recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

16/06/2014

Council leaders and chief executives from across the country have been recognised by Her Majesty in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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