THE GOVERNMENT has announced over 100 housing estates across the country that have been earmarked a slice of a £32 million fund intended to kickstart their regeneration.

A WAR of words has broken out between the three members of London's tri-borough partnership, with Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea blaming Hammersmith & Fulham for undermining the arrangement by making plans to break away.

LOCAL ROADS would need more than £12bn in investment to bring them up to scratch, according to new research.

PLANS to create a single "super council" for East Kent have been put on hold after Shepway District Council voted to pull out.

BARNET Council's housing service has systematic problems, the Local Government Ombudsman has said after investigating the case of a woman who was turned away five times and left homeless because the authority failed to review her situation properly.

SEGREGATION along ethnic and socio-economic lines has reached worrying levels at thousands of schools, and the problem is increasing in some areas, according to new report.

COUNCILS must have "full flexibility" over how they use the £2bn in extra social care funding announced in the Budget, the Local Government Association has said.

MAJOR road investment projects may have to be scrapped because they do not provide value for money, the National Audit Office has said.

"SMALL TOWN England" will need radical devolved powers over areas including tax, planning and labour market freedoms in order to revive "moribund" economies and make a success of Brexit, a think tank has argued.

SMART technologies and greater collaboration with both citizens and organisations will be vital if councils are to achieve the "genuinely radical outcomes" needed to deal with future challenges, a think tank has said.

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