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27 August 2014
Council budgets are plugging a national 'black hole' of at least £1 billion in school places funding, town hall leaders are warning today.
23 August 2014
Millions of illegal cigarettes filled with dead flies, human excrement and abnormally-high levels of cancer-causing chemicals are being taken off the streets by councils cracking down on the black market trade.
22 August 2014
A law which forces councils to hand over millions of voters' personal details to junk mail companies should be scrapped, local authority leaders are urging.
18 August 2014
Councils and schools have been forced to divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of a free school meal for all pupils aged seven and under can be delivered when the new school year begins next month.
16 August 2014
Emergency plans to cope with a dragon attack or meteor shower, pet exorcisms and frozen animals are just some of the more bizarre topics councils have been quizzed on by residents.