Tough new powers to crack down on people responsible for alcohol-fuelled crime and antisocial behaviour have come into force, Home Office Minister Alan Campbell has announced.

Scores of pubs and clubs in the west of Scotland are being forced to shut today, on what is the first day of the country's new licensing laws.

The Metropolitan Police Authority is asking Londoners to have their say and help identify the capital's policing priorities for 2011/12.

Portsmouth City Council is to ban Facebook on its computers after figures revealed that staff spent on average 400 hours on the site every month.

Outline planning approval for extra land requested by Donald Trump for his £1bilion golf resort in north east Scotland has been given by Aberdeenshire councillors.

Council tax will be frozen next year and spending on essential services will increase thanks to budget changes unveiled by Lancashire County Council new ruling Conservatives.

Energy 'doctors' and loans for solar panels are among the green projects which will be pioneered in 10 'low carbon zones' in the capital, the Mayor of London has today announced.

Wigan Council has agreed to take action to comply with the Data Protection Act after the theft of a laptop computer containing personal information relating to approximately 43,000 children and young people.

Councillor Keith Phillips has been elected as the new leader of Eden District Council.

Medway Council and its local primary care trust, NHS Medway, have carried out an exercise to test its local swine flu anti-viral collection plans, ahead of the predicted second wave of infection that could hit in the autumn, claiming to be one of the first partnerships in the country to do so.

Sunderland City Council will meet next week to discuss plans to build a new bridge across the River Wear.

Haringey Council’s chief executive Ita O'Donovan has announced plans to retire in February 2010.