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A county in the north of England provides a shining example of how to run children's care services, writes Mark Whitehead.
Mark Whitehead considers if local authorities should appoint 'public entrepreneurs' to help drive forward innovation in the sector.
The publication of the Building a Safer report provides an opportunity for the construction industry to consider how we can best move forward across a diverse range of areas to ensure effective fire safety in the future.
Garry Nelson explains how councils can improve effective talent acquisition, retention and development programmes.
Sally Marlow and Helen Muddock look at how Suffolk County Council created a 'mediation culture' to deal with staff complaints.
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.