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CUTS to local government funding in next week's Scottish Government spending plans will lead to "severe" consequences for jobs, councils have warned.

SEGREGATION, deprivation and social exclusion are getting worse in some areas of Britain, combining in a "downward spiral" with a growth in regressive religious and cultural ideologies, a major review has warned.

TOWER HAMLETS is set to regain control over issuing grants as part of a "phased return" of powers after Government-appointed commissioners said the London borough has made progress in tackling serious governance problems.

LORD FREUD has resigned as minister for welfare reform and will retire, the Government has announced.

CUTS to local government funding in next week's Scottish Government spending plans will lead to "severe" consequences for jobs, councils have warned.

SEGREGATION, deprivation and social exclusion are getting worse in some areas of Britain, combining in a "downward spiral" with a growth in regressive religious and cultural...

TOWER HAMLETS is set to regain control over issuing grants as part of a "phased return" of powers after Government-appointed commissioners said the London borough has made...