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From council pay rises to troubled outsourcing firms, here is our countdown of the 100 most popular stories on LocalGov during 2018.
More than 28,000 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales as a result of Whitehall spending cuts, a union has revealed.
Newcastle City Council has announced the job loses as part of a series of measures to save £60m over the next three years.
Worcestershire County Council has has invited staff to apply for voluntary redundancy scheme in the midst of a crisis in spending on care.
Some of the extra cash being provided for health services could to be used to help struggling local authorities, council leaders in Wales have suggested.
Staff will be forced to take two days unpaid leave, up to 130 jobs could be lost, winter gritting will be cut and a park-and-ride service suspended under a package of proposals by Somerset County Council to save £13m.
Somerset County Council has proposed over 100 job cuts in order to make savings in the face of central Government funding reductions.
Services will be cut to the legal minimum and 'hundreds of jobs' axed as Northamptonshire imposes further cuts to deal with funding crisis, the council warned.
With a survey suggesting half of council workers are considering quitting their jobs, Mark Whitehead considers how important it is for managers to ease the fears of the local government workforce.
Aberdeen City Council is to cut 230 full-time jobs and disestablish 140 vacant positions in a bid to save more than £10m in 2018/19..