The finalists have been announced in the 2010 Inspiring Women of the North West Awards.The awards, which have been running for 18 years, recognise the achievements of the women in the public sector, social entrepreneur, business and community cate

Sir Robert McAlpine has won a £55million contract to build a new headquarters for Rochdale council.

Merseyside residents can learn the ins and outs of waste disposal by logging on to You Tube to see what happens to their rubbish.

Rotherham United Football Club's plans to build a new 20,000-seater stadium have taken a major step forward after the councils cabinet agreed to buy the land needed.

All 10 Greater Manchester local authorities have agreed to submit a scheme to the Government for the creation of a new authority.

Industrial action by planning staff at Bolton Council has ended after an agreement was reached between the local authority and Unison.

A record number of constituencies are set to have their votes counted on the night of the General Election, council leaders said today.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have decided to offer a five year lease on Chester City Football Club’s Deva Stadium to Chester Fans United, a supporters group who pledge to maintain league football in the city.

An investigation is to be held into how hundreds of people were turned away from polling stations last night without being able to cast their vote.

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has made electoral history after becoming the party's first MP, gaining the Brighton Pavilion constituency from Labour.

Cornwall Council is to send some of its members on a "fact-finding visit" to a lapdancing club.

Up to 12 councillors on the licensing committee will visit clubs outside their area to learn how they operate before strict new laws start.

An integrated partnership which focuses on the prevention of crime could promote public trust and release valuable resources for frontline policing, according to Northgate Public Services.