SOCIAL CARE in Nottinghamshire and across the country is "in crisis" and immediate Government action is needed to protect vital services and public health provision, the county council's leader has warned.

MINISTERS must give "straight answers" about the future of devolution in Yorkshire in order to break a deadlock on progress stretching back over a year, council chiefs have said.

A LACK of sex education in academies and free schools is creating a public health "time bomb" by fuelling sexually transmitted infections, councils have warned.

WORCESTER City Council has unveiled plans to ditch its cabinet for a committee system.

BIRMINGHAM City Council has approved a £183m investment package for its council housing.

A HAMPSHIRE council has announced plans to cut council tax for the second year running, bucking the trend across most other local authorities.

SUPPORTED housing for older people should be excluded from proposed funding changes until at least 2022, the Chartered Institute of Housing has argued.

OVER £35m has been paid out by councils to deal with disrepair claims relating to unfit housing, according to new figures.

BOYCOTTS by councils against companies and countries not under restrictions by the Government will be banned under new rules unveiled by local government secretary Sajid Javid.

RIGHT TO BUY could be suspended in Cardiff after the proposal received public backing.

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