The amount of household waste that is rejected for recycling has jumped by 84 per cent since 2011, according to Freedom of Information requests.

Housing associations in the West Midlands have formed a new partnership to provide "a single voice" for engaging with the region's combined authority following devolution.

Thefts of Blue Badges used by disabled drivers for free parking have trebled in the past three years, according to new figures.

A Suffolk council has agreed to buy a solar farm for nearly £14.5m in a bid to generate income that will plug funding gaps facing frontline services.

The Government should take urgent action over a "damaging and significant" legal loophole that allows taxi drivers to operate in one local authority area with a licence granted in another, MPs have warned.

Councils must encourage and support whistleblowers in coming forward to expose serious failings like those seen in Rotherham and Tower Hamlets, MPs have said.

Welsh councils have strengthened their financial planning but must do more to improve how savings are identified and delivered, auditors have said.

The Government's obesity strategy is "disappointing" and leaves out many fundamental reforms needed to tackle obesity in childhood and its long-term effects on health and the "devastating" impact on public services, council has said.

Homelessness, driven by the cost and availability of housing, has reached such levels that the Government must develop a new strategy for dealing with the problem because too many people are currently being failed by frontline services and offered "meaningless" advice by councils, MPs have said.

The chief executives of Newcastle and Sheffield councils have joined a new advisory board for the Northern Powerhouse Conference, an event designed to drive forward plans for supporting growth to assist in driving forward growth in the Northern economy.