A new long-term deal between government, business and the public is needed to solve poverty in a generation, a new report has argued.

Public parks face falling into decline because although they are more popular than ever, their condition is getting worse and the resources for their management are shrinking, according to a new report.

Fabric, one of the UK's most famous nightclubs, has closed permanently after Islington Council revoked its licence following two drug-related deaths.

The North East's devolution deal could be in doubt after four of the seven councils making up the region's combined authority voted to reject it.

Nearly two-thirds of road users believe the state of road has declined over the past five years, with more than a quarter saying their vehicles have been damaged by deteriorating highways.

"Golden hellos" used by independent fostering agencies to attract foster carers away from local authorities should be banned as they are increasing the cost of services and reducing the amount of money available to help the most vulnerable children, council chiefs have said.

The proposed £30m-a-year devolution deal for the North East is "off the table" after the region's councils split over accepting its terms, local government secretary Sajid Javid has said.

A West Midlands Land Commission (WMLC) has been launched to provide the region's combined authority with advice and recommendations for unlocking hundreds of hectares of brownfield sites for development.

Two Somerset councils have agreed to a formal merger in a bid to save around £3m a year and protect services.

Schools nurses spend twice as much time on paperwork than on direct work with children, potentially hindering their ability to spot those at risk of neglect or abuse, the Children's Commissioner has warned.

Councils should help provide ethical alternatives to the "legal loansharks" of payday lenders by supporting credit unions, a new report has argued.

The first housing association tenants have bought their homes under Right to Buy ahead of the scheme being extended nationwide.