Householders across the country are today being urged to wage a war on needless phone directories as new analysis reveals the £7.5million a year they cost council taxpayers to clear up.

Today marks the one month countdown to the start of the Government’s new scheme to save organisations money on fuel bills and to reduce carbon emissions.

Planning Minister John Healey today heralded the start of the new planning regime for major infrastructure as it begins receiving applications for energy projects that have the potential to provide up to £50billion worth of international investmen

Liverpool City Council is the first local authority in the region to sign up to a new pledge to protect migrant workers from being exploited.

The Home Secretary has announced new measures to ensure that police and local services work together to tackle antisocial behaviour, boost local confidence and keep neighbourhoods safe.

An unprecedented investment in cycling has improved the public’s health in six Cycling Demonstration Towns – and has had a positive impact on its most inactive citizens according to new statistics published today.

Reforms intended to improve the protection of children instead risk trebling just one part of the workload for social workers and therefore driving more valuable staff away from the profession, new analysis from local government leaders showed tod

Transport Minister Sadiq Khan has today called on local authority and city leaders to be bold and innovative in developing transport strategies.

Councillor Steven Purcell has resigned as Leader of Glasgow City Council.

Councillor Jim Coleman, Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Labour group has accepted Councillor Purcell’s resignation as Leader.

At least 25,000 council jobs in England are under threat over the next three to five years, a survey by the BBC has found.

Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton today recognised the brightest ideas in local service provision from virtual care centres, to a multi-use community fire station, to a 15-year crime strategy, at a special awards ceremony.

Plans to bring under-used and unloved land back into use so that communities and hundreds of keen would-be fruit and vegetable growers have somewhere to get digging, have been announced by Communities Secretary John Denham and Environment Secretar