A £13m extra care housing scheme development will now be built in Oldbury in Sandwell, after it received the green light to go ahead.

 

Ambitious plans for the future of a former Colliery site in Blyth will be brought before councillors of Blyth Valley Borough Council next month.

 

Council emergency response teams are out in force today after floods hit many parts of the country.

The five-year restoration scheme at Birkenhead Park in the Wirral has seen the park's famous Swiss Bridge, Boat House and Grand Entrance restored and renovated as well as a new pavilion and education centre built.

 

A new specialist drug and alcohol treatment service has been officially launched in Bristol.

 

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has reacted with "total fury" over Whitehall's failure to give the green light to a £433m road scheme.

 

South Ribble Borough Council is about to unveil its flagship new £540,000 play facility at Withy Grove Park in Bamber Bridge.

 

Working more collaboratively with voluntary and community organisations will help local authorities improve the delivery of public services, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

Local planning authorities (LPAs) continue to improve the efficiency with which they handle planning applications, according to the Planning Minister, Baroness Andrews.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has unveiled its plan for transforming itself in to a top performing authority by 2011 and putting the city firmly on the road to excellence.

 

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