BRAINTREE District Council chief executive Nicola Beach is to leave the authority to take up a new role with Essex County Council.

EX-HOME OFFICE minister Beverley Hughes has been confirmed as Greater Manchester's first deputy mayor for policing and crime.

TEES VALLEY metro mayor Ben Houchen has made a number of cabinet appointments after chairing the first meeting of the combined authority.

SELBY District Council has appointed a new chief executive in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council.

WORCESTERSHIRE County Council has named Steve Stewart as its interim chief executive.

SOUTH RIBBLE Borough Council has named Heather McManus as its new chief executive.

NORTHUMBERLAND County Council's chief executive Steven Mason is stepping down after nearly 15 years with the authority.

MANSFIELD District Council has appointed Hayley Barsby as its interim chief executive.

BIRMINGHAM Children's Trust, the independent body being set up to run the city's children's services, has appointed Andy Couldrick as its first chief executive.

CALDERDALE Council has named Robin Tuddenham as its new chief executive.