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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.
12 August 2014
Children's mental health services urgently need a complete overhaul if young people are to receive better support and care, council leaders warn.
9 August 2014
A national public health warning is being issued by councils about ‘laughing gas' as they launch a crackdown on this potentially lethal drug.
1 August 2014
Local councils will be leading hundreds of ceremonies and events this week to mark 100 years since Britain entered World War One. (Picture courtesy of Imperial War Museum)