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The majority of town and parish councils support the introduction of a single, mandatory code of conduct, according to a new poll.
The majority of Tory councillors (80%) believe fracking companies should be required to submit a planning application before drilling, according to the results of a new poll.
Somerset CC has admitted it may have to impose ‘severe spending restrictions’ and an ‘emergency budget’ by issuing a Section 114 notice.
The former interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Stella Manzie, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to local government.
New local government secretary James Brokenshire has today announced the two commissioners appointed to help rescue troubled Northamptonshire CC.
More than six out ten local councillors think the housing crisis is getting worse, with 43% agreeing the Green Belt should be reviewed, a new survey has revealed.
Politicians who voters see as ‘agreeble’ and ‘trustworthy’ are not necessarily the most effective at their jobs, researchers reveal.
Labour have lost control of Ashfield District Council after cllr Cheryl Butler lost a motion of no confidence.
What issues will the main political parties be focusing on in the upcoming local elections? Mark Whitehead investigates.
From death threats to online harassment, just why are councillors subject to increasing levels of abuse? Neil Merrick investigates.