A campaign encouraging the greater representation of women, ethnic minorities and young people in local politics has been shortlisted for an Excellence award from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Westminster Council is set to give away hundreds of computers to voluntary groups as part of its new 'community computers scheme'.

Manchester could become the `Whitehall of the North', under new Government plans.

Brent Council is reducing the numbers of families living in temporary accommodation and registering as homeless - despite the credit crunch.

A scheme that will help prevent young people joining gangs has been launched in Birmingham.

Scottish Power and SSE have been awarded innovative new contracts to supply electricity, available to the whole public sector. Cost savings will come from bulk buying and the new arrangements will reduce electricity demand and promote greener power.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has pledged £3 million to develop 10 flagship Low Carbon Zones to cut carbon emissions, create jobs and slash energy bills in the capital.

The findings of a new survey today lay bare the difficulties councils across the country are facing in recruiting and retaining child social workers in the wake of the Baby P case.

Energy companies are short changing consumers by dodging their responsibility to help people cut their fuel bills and in the process, are failing UK workers, town hall leaders will say today.

Local authorities in England will be able to tackle inconsiderate and dangerous parking more easily, Transport Minister Paul Clark announced today.

New draft legislation will require the Courts to cancel public sector and utility contracts awarded in breach of EU public procurement rules. 

People living in Greater Manchester will be the first British citizens able to apply for a voluntary ID card from late 2009, Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith announced today.