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7 March 2014
Councils in England should have more powers devolved to them, according to a new review into the state of local government.
24 February 2014
Councils are concerned that the withdrawal of Government funding for local emergency support schemes may leave some areas unable to afford to help out families in crisis.
22 February 2014
Councils have warned of the public health consequences of the social media craze.
13 February 2014
The LGA responds to inaccurate reports that councils in flood-hit areas are charging for sandbags.
12 February 2014
Councils continue to work tirelessly to protect communities from the devastating impact of the severe weather and prolonged flooding.
4 March 2014
Women are more likely to stand down before council elections than men but the figures are not always statistically significant, and more should be done to address retention in general, write Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher.