A "HOUSING FIRST" model would end rough sleeping - and pay for itself within three years, according to a new report.

OXFORDSHIRE County Council's cabinet has formally approved submitting a bid to create a new unitary authority to the Government.

NEARLY £15m is paid to council staff to take facility time for carrying out union-related duties, according to new research.

WESTMINSTER City Council has vowed to "do everything in our power" to stop the proposed installation of 80 phoneboxes around the city.

A TOTAL of 483 out 492 principal local authorities have opted to join a new national auditor appointment scheme.

BLACKPOOL Council has approved a 10-year, £9.2m loan to help local hospitals invest in frontline services.

COUNCILS in Scotland rarely visit people receiving homecare services to ensure they are getting the contracted levels of care and instead rely on the word of contractors, a union has claimed.

SCOTTISH councils' pension funds are being urged to ditch their £1.7bn investment in fossil fuels in favour of "socially and environmentally beneficial infrastructure". 

RIGHT TO BUY could be abolished across Wales under proposed legislation being introduced today.

OVER £100m of cuts to local authority bus funding since 2010 could leave rural and suburban communities in public transport "deserts", a new report has warned.