WEST BERKSHIRE Council is to take over the running of a care home in order to cut delayed discharges from hospitals.

WOKINGHAM Borough Council has been heavily criticised for neglecting its duty to a vulnerable dementia patient who lost a third of her body weight while staying in a care home it had contracted to look after her.

CITY-REGIONS should be handed substantial powers over immigration control including the power to issue area-specific visas, MPs have said.

DEVON County Council has announced a jobs freeze in order to manage a projected £8.1m budget overspend largely driven by increased demand for adult social care.

SOCIAL CARE in Wales will get an extra £10m a year to help ensure the sector remains sustainable, the Welsh Government has announced.

Isle of Wight Council's executive member for major contract management and car parking has resigned.

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May should reach a cross-party agreement on the future of health and social care funding, the chairs of three House of Commons select committees have said.

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY will discriminate against small council-maintained schools by forcing them to find additional cash for training when similar sized academies and faith schools will be exempt, the LGA has said.

SWALE Borough Council is exploring plans to appoint an interim chief executive until September 2018 to replace its outgoing CEO.

SURREY'S councils could form a new, county-wide waste collection and disposal service aiming to deliver savings of £12m a year.

LOCAL ROADS face a "tipping point" as the total repair bill for potholes is forecast to top £14bn in the next two years, councils have warned.

SOCIAL CARE costs in Wales are set to double over the next 15 years - and could force some councils into mergers in order to cope, the WLGA has said.