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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.
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.
12 August 2014
Councillor Jonathan McShane has responded to the latest Health and Information Centre statistics which have revealed a marked increase in diabetes prescriptions.
11 August 2014
Government is being urged to clamp down on opportunistic 'no-win no-fee' compensation claims which are draining taxpayers' money from schools and important local services, council leaders say.
‘Laughing gas' – national public health warning issued as councils launch crackdown on potentially lethal drug
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.
7 August 2014
Nine out of 10 councils are warning that a lack of adequate government funding could jeopardise vital reforms of the adult social care system.