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Dee Ward-Thompson outlines some of the main issues facing councils in pest control, and gives insight into a pioneering scheme from one local authority.
Cornwall Council explains how it has re-evaluated its approach to apprenticeships, setting an ambitious target of 500 by 2021.
New research from the Association of Play Industries has revealed the scale of decline in playgrounds across England. LGN finds out more.
Sam Dewar, who believes planning has become too impersonal and systematic, considers what’s likely to be included in changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
How do local authorities take advantage of ‘smart-city’ technology in an affordable and realistic way? Miguel Lira and Amy Barker investigate.
This summer, with the support of three councils, the HERU (Home Energy Resources Unit) will be going out for field trials. Ruth Corrall and Vic Allison looks at the HERU and what the councils hope to achieve with their involvement.
Paul Smith urges councils to consider Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPSs) as a pioneering approach to procurement and outlines the five top reasons for considering the use of a DPS.
The Institution of Lighting Professionals explains why LED street lighting does not pose a risk to public health when specified and installed correctly.
Christian Wall outlines some of the warning signs that a council may be in financial distress.
A new study has revealed local authorities have invested £3.8bn in commercial property to save struggling town centres. Dr Steve Norris and Ed Cooke report on the findings.