Bolton Council's chief executive Paul Najsarek has resigned after just five months in the job.

Mid Devon District Council has confirmed the appointment of Stephen Walford as its new chief executive.

Brighton & Hove City Council has confirmed Geoff Raw as its new chief executive.

Birmingham City Council has appointed two new senior officers in as part of its Future Council programme.

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council have agreed to share a chief executive in the first such arrangement between a county and unitary authority.

Essex County Council has appointed Swindon Borough Council chief executive Gavin Jones as its new CEO.

Copeland Borough Council's chief executive Paul Walker has been made redundant with immediate effect after councillors agreed to scrap the post as part of a cost-cutting exercise.

Ealing Council has named its new executive director for children, adults and public health.

Thurrock Council's new chief executive Lyn Carpenter has started work, saying the authority must find "creative ways" of managing the financial pressures it faces to avoid further salami-slicing of services.

St Helens Council has appointed Ian Roberts as deputy chief executive and director of finance.