By 2010 the Civil Service will be completely retirement free - for anyone who wants to carry on working.

Wirral Council has abandoned its plans to close 11 libraries.

Manchester City Council in partnership with NHS Manchester, will today launch a sex guide for the over-50s.

The Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) is open for business from today to advise developers of new large infrastructure projects in preparation for the major planning applications it will consider from March 2010.

Fly-tipping across England has dropped by 9.3 per cent in the last year, according to new statistics published by Defra today.

Projects designed to help unemployed Londoners find jobs are invited to apply for a share of £7.3 million of funding through London Councils' European Social Fund (ESF) programme.

A crackdown by councils on people illegally dumping waste has resulted in a 7 per cent rise in prosecutions this year and £19m of savings, new figures reveal.

Nottingham City Council is looking at introducing a citywide ban on street drinking.

The Design Council, in partnership with the Department of Health, has launched a national design challenge called ‘Design for Patient Dignity’, inviting designers to join forces with manufacturers, service providers and specialist contractors to help eliminate mixed sex accommodation and increase patient privacy and dignity in hospitals.

Stockport is set to become one of the first areas in the country to have the top employee of an NHS organisation also working as a council senior manager.

Brent Council is set on a course of radical change to save a minimum of £50 million by 2014.

Crime is rising in many parts of the country because of the recession but councils are doing all they can to maintain frontline budgets, new research published today by the Local Government Association (LGA) has shown.