Twenty-five Scottish councils are joining forces in a Digital Transformation partnership to drive the overhaul of local services.

The authorities will pool resources to fund a digital team for the next three years.

Winchester City Council has extended its housing maintenance contract with Osborne Property Services in deal worth £12m over the next five years.

Suffolk County Council has allocated an extra £10m from its reserves for road surfacing work.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has awarded a four-year food waste collection contract to Biffa.

Basildon Council has agreed a 15-year, £300m-plus contract with Morgan Sindall Property Services to maintain and repair its housing stock and corporate building.

Cheshire East Highways has selected infrastructure technology company Yotta to provide software and support services to transform its road maintenance programme.

A fraud and error reviews service is on track to deliver savings of £2.5m for a consortium of 12 councils.

A new housing company is being set up by Camden Council to target a "growing gap" in the supply of affordable homes for rent.

Aberdeen City Council has signed a £300m partnership with leisure and regeneration company Places for People to build 2,000 homes without any Government subsidy or grant in a first for Scotland.

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has appointed NSL to deliver its civil enforcement services under a £65m contract.