POLITICAL parties should commit to tackling the “scandal” of rough sleeping in their General Election manifestos, a coalition of homelessness charities have said.

HOMELESSNESS and a lack of affordable housing are likely to persist for years because the Government’s plans will not come close to meeting the demand for homes, MPs have said.

COUNCILS will get more powers to build homes, the housing minister has said. 

LIVERPOOL City Council has launched a not-for-profit energy company to tackle fuel poverty and reduce the number of households using prepayment meters.

LABOUR-led councils have built 50 per cent more homes than Conservative-run authorities since 2010, according to new research.

HOUSING officers have found 17 people sharing a three-bedroom home in Edgware, London, following a raid.

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council’s chief executive has refused to say if he will keep a promise to repay damages won against a local blogger back to the authority.

ABERDEEN City Council has ordered an urgent review after £200,000 of repairs to a cycle path were ordered without the proper approvals.

SEXISM is “commonplace” across local government, according to a new report.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council has been fined £1m after a disabled man was crushed by a tractor being used to gather branches in a park.