Nottingham City Council has agreed a partnership with ANT Telecom to increase protection for its staff.

Thurrock Council and Serco have terminated a 15-year Strategic Services Partnership early, with the authority blaming the impact of austerity measures and budget cuts.

Surrey County Council is set to build 819 "pothole proof" roads over the next three years as part of a £100m project to resurface more than 300 miles of highway.

Twenty-one London boroughs have signed an agreement to work together on the recruitment and retention of children's social workers.

The Greater London Authority has signed a 10-year deal with homeownership scheme Genie to provide £40m in loan finance to deliver thousands of homes that will not require a mortgage or deposit.

Staffordshire County Council has formed a "groundbreaking" joint venture with construction giant Kier to maximise the value of empty and underused buildings.

North Devon County Council's Environmental Health department has switched its ordering processes to an arm of retail giant Argos.

Bristol City Council and Kier have ended a £14m-a-year waste collection and recycling contract following concerns over the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill.

Cheltenham Borough Council has signed a 30-year housing management agreement with Almo Cheltenham Borough Homes.

Brent Council has extended its contract with Capita for administration of council tax and business rates in a deal worth £8.3m.