BURY Council's chief executive has been suspended, along with the head of children's services and monitoring officer, after an independent review found they deliberately delayed taking action when a councillor was accused of making indecent images of children.

COUNCILS should be allowed to set up their own multi-academy trusts (MATs) in line with recommendations put forward by the Education Select Committee, the LGA has said.

A "GROUNDBREAKING" body that will provide a radical new approach to dealing with waste has been launched in Newcastle.

SCHOOLS will share £415m from the Government's sugar tax on fizzy drinks to promote healthier, more active lifestyles for pupils, education secretary Justine Greening has announced.

NEARLY 150,000 health and adult social care workers in England could lose their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit, the TUC has claimed.

RUSHMOOR Borough Council has appointed a new chief executive to replace Andrew Lloyd, who has retired as after more than two decades in the role.

FLY-TIPPING costs local authorities £50m a year to clear up, according to new figures.

SOCIAL CARE cutbacks mean services are failing patients and piling pressure on doctors' surgeries and A&Es, according to a new survey of GPs.

DEVOLUTION deals should not go ahead unless councils can demonstrate that local charities have been involved in their development and will have a role in implementation, a body representing the sector has argued.

BRIGHTON & Hove City Council must pay back wages to 12 staff after it unlawfully ended a protected pay period early.

A "FIRE SALE" of public land for housebuilding is worsening the housing crisis because developers make the most of the windfall to build for the market rather than deliver affordable homes, a think tank has claimed.

Councils are forking out £2 million a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families because of a “chronic” lack of affordable housing, new research by the Local Government Association (LGA) claims.