Jamie Hailstone

Liverpool crowned UK’s top sporting city

08/08/2017

Liverpool has been named as Britain’s top sporting city as it bids to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

More funding announced to help children affected by domestic abuse

08/08/2017

The Scottish Government has announced an additional £200,000 funding to help support children affected by domestic abuse.

Energy-from-waste putting pressure on recycling rates, claims report

08/08/2017

A surge in the number of energy-from-waste and incinerator plants being built in the UK could limit recycling rates, according to a new report.

London borough seizes rental bikes

07/08/2017

Wandsworth LBC has impounded more than 100 rental bikes after they were left cluttering pavements and causing obstructions.

Council bosses warn scams are costing victims £10bn a year

07/08/2017

Town hall bosses are urging people to report all scams, which they claim are costing victims nearly £10bn a year.

Report warns of living standard gaps among ethnic groups

07/08/2017

Large gaps in living standards still exist between various ethnic groups in Britain, a think tank has warned.

Disadvantaged pupils two years behind their peers

03/08/2017

The most disadvantaged pupils in England are on average two years of learning behind their more affluent peers, according to a new study.

Charities warn against ripping up street bumps

02/08/2017

Three leading transport charities have criticised the Government’s new air quality plan for encouraging councils to remove speed bumps.

Government announces £54m to help councils unlock surplus land

01/08/2017

The Government has launched a £54m funding package to help councils release unused or surplus land for housing.

BT offers to invest £600m to improve broadband speeds

31/07/2017

BT has offered to invest up to £600m to make sure the majority of UK households and businesses get broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps per second.

Councils call for action to halt illegal knife sales

31/07/2017

Town hall bosses have called for tougher fines and sentences to stop shops illegally selling knives to children.

STPs can improve flow of money and people argues report

06/12/2016

Controversial plans to reform healthcare services have the potential to help NHS and council leaders work together, a think-tank has insisted today.

New shadow devolution minister pledges to 'champion' local government

10/10/2016

The former leader of Oldham MBC, Jim McMahon, has been appointed as the new shadow local government and devolution minister.

Council considers rejoining COSLA

30/09/2016

The leader of South Lanarkshire Council said he was reconsidering rejoining the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) after it broke away last year.

Council considers fixed-term contract for new chief executive

23/09/2016

The next chief executive of Bristol City Council could be employed on a fixed-term contract.

Rent controls are not the answer, warns institute

15/09/2016

A think tank has warned rent controls are not the answer to the UK’s growing housing crisis and will only make the situation worse.

Council workforces shrink to record low

15/09/2016

The number of people working for local authorities is at a record low, according to official statistics.

LGA welcomes education secretary’s academy comments

15/09/2016

Council bosses have welcomed comments by the new education secretary about schools not forced to become academies.

£25m fund launched to help people with learning disabilities

15/09/2016

The Government has launched a £25m housing and technology fund to help people with learning disabilities live independently.

Elderly bearing the brunt of care cutbacks

15/09/2016

Older people are paying the price for local authority budget cuts, with an increasing number having to fund their own care, health experts have warned.

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