Hull City Council has agreed a five-year contract with Civica to take over its contact centre services ahead of its year as UK City of Culture 2017.

A £20m FUND to support victims of domestic abuse has opened for bids from local authroities.

With personal injury cases on the rise - and potential compensation awarded from already scarce resources - Peter Wake and Ken Slade of law firm Weightmans discuss the issues that councils should consider when faced with defending highways claims in the face of breach of duty.

RIGHT TO BUY could be suspended in Cardiff under plans drawn up by the city council to protect affordable housing supply.

CUTS to adult care could have a "terminal" impact on services and hold back health integration, county councils have warned.

THE AUTUMN STATEMENT should allow local authorities to borrow to build new homes in a bid to tackle the housing crisis and mitigate economic uncertainty, the Federation of Master Builders has said.

Stafford Borough Council's new chief executive has started work.

WHISTLEBLOWERS applying for jobs in children's social care have been granted a new legal protection by the Government.

AN £18m FUND has been launched to help councils speed up house building on large sites.

Virgin Care has been awarded a seven-year, £700m contract to run community health and care services in Bath and North East Somerset.

POST-BREXIT local government should have greater independence, clearer powers and a clear role in driving prosperity locally, a new report has argued.

The UK's first green energy ISA, which allows people to invest in renewable solar power tax-free, has raised over £1m.