Coventry City Council is set to approve a new voluntary redundancy and early retirement scheme as it looks to cut another 1,000 jobs.

Nineteen local authorities will take part in a Government pilot to open up the Adoption Register to approved adopters in order to increase matches and speed up placements.

Ministers have opened the bidding process for companies looking to explore for onshore oil and shale gas, prompting environmentalists to warn that communities could face a "fracking postcode lottery".

Local authorities are "keeping a lid on parking charges" while setting rates to ensure there are spaces available at all times of the day, council chiefs have said following calls for greater transparency over parking income.

The fallout from the Trojan Horse investigation into Birmingham schools has caused "serious harm" to community cohesion and left many residents fearful of being labelled as extremists, according to a new study.

Councils must place arts and culture at the heart at their corporate strategies and look at innovative, alternative models to support them in the face of budget cuts, a new report has argued.

Redundancy costs have nearly doubled in a year for Welsh councils because they "continue to bear the brunt" austerity, the Welsh Local Government Association has argued.

Rochdale Borough Council has welcomed a Greater Manchester Police inquiry into whether reports of abuse at the Knowl View school were covered up.

The number mutuals spun out from the public sector in England and Wales has reached 100, with the employee-led bodies now delivering £1.5bn worth of services, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has announced.

The Government will appoint an education commissioner for Birmingham City Council following Peter Clarke's demining report into the Trojan Horse scandal, education secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.