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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.
The established ways of thinking about and addressing failure in local government are no longer fit for purpose, a new discussion paper has warned.
The number of homeless children has increased by 59% in the last five years, meaning 131,000 will be without a permanent home this Christmas, Shelter has warned.
Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) looks set to be brought back into public ownership as part of a £40m deal.
The number of child cruelty and neglect cases recorded by police have doubled over the last five years, a children’s charity has warned.
Nearly 80 council leaders have called for an emergency cash injection to avoid the ‘catastrophic collapse’ of authorities.
Councils have warned that Blue Badge theft in England has increased by 45% in the past 12 months.
Local authorities have been given the power to strip unsafe cladding from private residential buildings over 18 metres tall.
Councils are failing to save £16bn by not replacing their expensive LOBO loans with ones from the Government, new research has warned.
Councils are being forced to cut or outsource animal welfare services, a report from the RSPCA has warned.