SCHOOLS will share £415m from the Government's sugar tax on fizzy drinks to promote healthier, more active lifestyles for pupils, education secretary Justine Greening has announced.

COUNCILS should be allowed to set up their own multi-academy trusts (MATs) in line with recommendations put forward by the Education Select Committee, the LGA has said.

BURY Council's chief executive has been suspended, along with the head of children's services and monitoring officer, after an independent review found they deliberately delayed taking action when a councillor was accused of making indecent images of children.

MORE THAN half of councils in the UK have equipped staff or contractors with body cameras, with some using surveillance footage to issue fines, according to new research.

GOVERNMENT departments have been told to find additional spending cuts of up to six per cent as part of a plan to save £3.5bn by 2020.

LINCOLNSHIRE County Council has dropped plans for a referendum on moving to a unitary system of local government after opposition from district councils.

BIRMINGHAM City Council's outgoing chief executive Mark Rogers will take early retirement, effective from 28 February, it has been announced.

BIRMINGHAM City Council has "robust and credible" plans to ensure its financial sustainability in very challenging circumstances but there are concerns that it may not have the "bold" and "tenacious" leadership it needs, a Government-appointed panel has said.

COUNCILS have a "vital" role to play in getting the most polluting diesel vehicles off the roads of Britain's cities, according to a new report.

£191m in Local Growth Funding has been awarded to the South West to boost job creation, and growth.

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