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Housebuilding slowed in the three months to June, according to official figures, prompting local authorities to call for "bold new action" to tackle the housing crisis.

Councils should be given the power and resources to scrutinise the finances of academies and free schools following a series of recent abuses of funds, the Local Government Association has said.

A lack of effective partnership working between two London authorities left a woman at risk of domestic violence "in limbo", unable to stay in her home and waiting months on a decision to house her elsewhere, the Local Government Ombudsman has found.

A potential merger between two Somerset councils designed to save around £3m a year has moved closer after the leader of one of the authorities backed the change.

Housebuilding slowed in the three months to June, according to official figures, prompting local authorities to call for "bold new action" to tackle the housing crisis.

Councils should be given the power and resources to scrutinise the finances of academies and free schools following a series of recent abuses of funds, the Local Government Association has said....

A lack of effective partnership working between two London authorities left a woman at risk of domestic violence "in limbo", unable to stay in her home and waiting months on a decision to house...