Incidents of fly-tipping rose by almost six per cent in 2014-15, while the cost of clearing up the mess jumped by 11 per cent to nearly £50m, according to official statistics.

The HS2 high-speed rail scheme is a "wasteful vanity project" that should be abandoned, the TaxPayers Alliance has said.

The value of local government outsourcing contracts jumped 84 per cent to £684.9m in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same time last year, according to new research.

NHS England can fund a new drug that can prevent HIV, the High Court has ruled.

Councils chiefs have defended their use of banning orders designed to tackle anti-social behaviour after a campaign group attacked them as a "busybodies' charter" that should be scrapped or dramatically scaled back.

Dame Lowell Goddard has resigned as chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Birmingham and Bristol councils plan to maintain offices in Brussels after the UK leaves the European Union, according to reports.

Only three per cent of children in care in England are getting access to independent support from adult mentors they are legally entitled to, according to new research.

Consumers and honest businesses are being left without proper protection because Trading Standards spending in Great Britain has fallen to just £1.99 per person, per year, it has been claimed.

Infrastructure spending is six times higher in London than the North of England, prompting a think tank to for a "North First" approach that allows the region to take control of funding decisions.

The Government's flagship £1.3bn Troubled Families scheme had "no discernible" effect on entrenched problems such as unemployment, truancy and anti-social behaviour, according to an unpublished review for Whitehall.

Swanley Town Council staff in the GMB union are being balloted for strike action over accusations of bullying, intimidation and victimisation after a collective grievance was raised about their treatment.