Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham is considering standing for mayor of Greater Manchester when the cit

Barnet Council has launched an investigation into how the wrong electoral registers were delivered to polling stations in the borough, meaning some people were unable to vote.

The Government has scrapped its plan to force all schools to convert to academies by 2022, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

More than 30 early years providers in York have pulled out of a pilot to provide 30 hours free childcare, saying Government funding is simply not sufficient for them to afford to take part.

The Care Act is failing to support unpaid carers and many are being "pushed to the brink" by financial pressures and a squeeze on public services, a charity has warned.

Barnet Council could face a legal challenge after some voters were turned away from polling stations on 5 May after it had distributed the wrong electoral registers.

Local authorities are among the most likely sectors to employ "worst practice" debt collection processes, such as using overly aggressive tactics, inaccurate billing or making people feel embarrassed or harassed, according to new research.

Councils in the North West have delivered combined savings worth around £20m per year through their waste management services, according to a new review.

The study by Local Partnerships, the body jointly owned by the Treasury and the Local Government Association, looked at 22 of the region's 43 local authorities.

Barnet Council's chief executive has stepped down following an error that led to some voters being turned away from polling stations on 5 May.

Andrew Travers has left his post by mutual agreement, the council said.

The Government needs to create a more flexible national minimum standard of broadband speeds to prevent many rural areas falling into a "digital twilight zone", council chiefs have warned.

Manchester has adopted a Homelessness Charter developed by charities, police, clinical commissioning groups and the city council that sets out the principles for how the city will deal with homelessness.

A new commissioner has been appointed to oversee children's social care in Rotherham.