Newark & Sherwood District Council has signed a 30-year agreement with an arm's length management organisation to run, maintain and upgrade its housing.

Westminster City Council has selected a joint venture of developer Ridgeford and Canadian masterplanning specialist Concord Pacific to redevelop a car park in Marylebone.

Capita's software service business has been selected by Gloucestershire County Council and Swindon Borough Council to deliver a new shared library management system.

Southwark Council has handed a five-year, £110m housing repairs contract to construction giant Mears.

The London Borough of Camden has appointed Rydon for a £50m estate regeneration scheme that will see the construction of the first council homes in the area for 20 years.

Liverpool City Council has appointed City Car Club to a three-year deal to run its new car hire scheme.

Middlesbrough Council has appointed Amor Group to drive down costs by optimising ICT services as part of a drive to save £75m over five years.

Colchester Borough Council has signed a 10-year extension with Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) for the management of its housing.

Gateshead Council has signed up to Callcredit Information Group's ThreeSixty Online product to trace residents who owe thousands of pounds in council tax.

The London Borough of Barnet and Capita have signed multi-million pound contracts for the One Barnet change programme, described as the biggest service partnership in the history of local government.