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Going online is now by far the most common method of accessing council services - but local authorities are facing a "crisis of confidence" as one in three people do not trust them to keep their da

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman's conviction for corruption and bribery by the Election Court "vindicates" DCLG's decision intervene in the London borough, Eric Pickles has said.

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman has been being found guilty of corruption, bribery, using taxpayer-funded grants to induce votes and making false statements.

More than two-fifths of English firms believe devolving power from Westminster to local areas would have a positive effect on their business - although they remain sceptical about giving councils t

Going online is now by far the most common method of accessing council services - but local authorities are facing a "crisis of confidence" as one in three people do not trust them to keep their...

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman's conviction for corruption and bribery by the Election Court "vindicates" DCLG's decision intervene in the London borough, Eric Pickles has said.

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman has been being found guilty of corruption, bribery, using taxpayer-funded grants to induce votes and making false statements.

Following a 10-week hearing...