LIVERPOOL City Council's chief executive Ged Fitzgerald has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation as part of a police investigation into financial irregularities at Lancashire County Council.

GREATER MANCHESTER mayor Andy Burnham has condemned a suspected suicide bombing at Manchester Arena as an “evil act”.

PLANS to increase the use of deferred payments to claw back social care costs from the sale of a home are on "shaky foundations" because the effectiveness of the existing system varies greatly between councils, a former minister has warned.

THRESEA May has said the Conservatives would consult on an "absolute limit" on what people pay for social care, in an apparent U-turn on the manifesto policy published last week.

NHS vanguards designed to develop new models of care for patients and staff could miss an opportunity to "revolutionise" mental health services because they are not giving them a high enough priority, a report has warned.

ELECTED MAYORS will no longer be a condition of devolution deals after the measure was dropped from the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem manifestos.

A LONDON borough has stepped in to prevent a woman from raffling her home, saying it would potentially breach gambling laws.

PEOPLE with assets worth more than £100,000 will have to pay for their own social care - but will not be forced to sell off their home in their lifetime, the Conservatives have pledged.

“PLUMMETING” numbers of school nurses and health visitors due to cuts to local authorities’ public health budgets are putting children’s health at risk, a union has warned.

SHEFFIELD City Council has admitted that it failed to comply with its statutory duty to consider the impact on gender equality when it renewed a sexual entertainment venue licence for lap dancing club Spearmint Rhino.

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