UNCERTAINTY following the general election must not translate into "paralysis" over key issues affecting local government, such as housing, social care and funding for public services, the head of a think tank has said.

BRITAIN has a hung parliament after a dramatic general election.

ANTI-FRACKING campaigners have won the right to appeal against the decision to allow fracking in parts of Lancashire.

CUTS to pest control services could pose a major threat to public health and could result in higher costs in the long term, an industry body has warned.

POOR COMMISSIONING by a number of local authorities and weak inspection allowed an "abusive culture" to develop at care homes where 13 people have been convicted of abuse, charities have said.

A £30,000 taxpayer-funded legal bill for a council chief executive's libel action a local blogger has not been repaid, according to a Freedom of Information request.

DEVELOPERS are using "shady tactics" to renege on commitments to build affordable housing, leaving many councils woefully short of their targets, according to new research.

POLICE will be present at all polling stations in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets tomorrow in a bid to prevent electoral fraud.

CONFIDENCE in local government scrutiny's ability to have an impact has fallen, according to new research.

OVER HALF of council websites provide good or very good experience for users, up 11% on 2015-16, according to new research.