CLEAN AIR ZONES, new efforts to encourage walking and cycling, and using Local Plans to site buildings away from busy roads are some of the measures councils should implement harmful air pollution, according to a new report.

OVER a quarter of a million people in England are homeless, according to new research by charity Shelter.

A £50m-A-YEAR fund to address underperformance in schools is to open to councils next year, the Government has announced.

LORD FREUD has resigned as minister for welfare reform and will retire, the Government has announced.

TOWER HAMLETS is set to regain control over issuing grants as part of a "phased return" of powers after Government-appointed commissioners said the London borough has made progress in tackling serious governance problems.

SEGREGATION, deprivation and social exclusion are getting worse in some areas of Britain, combining in a "downward spiral" with a growth in regressive religious and cultural ideologies, a major review has warned.

Manchester City Council is set to appoint Wakefield's Joanne Roney as its new chief executive, replacing Sir Howard Bernstein.

CUTS to local government funding in next week's Scottish Government spending plans will lead to "severe" consequences for jobs, councils have warned.

A RECORD £154m a year will be invested in supporting cycling in London over the next five years, mayor Sadiq Khan has announced.

Mark Raeburn, managing director of Capita One, looks at the impact of the changes introduced to cut the number of children missing from education.

DORSET residents have backed a reorganisation of the county's local government that could see the number of councils cut from nine to two.

BRITAIN'S HOUSING CRISIS has driven the number of people living in poverty despite being in a working family to a record 7.4m, according to new research.