PORTSMOUTH City Council has pledged its support to a plan to turn a double-decker bus into a homeless shelter.

THOUSANDS of older people across Scotland are missing out on free personal care payments because of council delays in assessing and arranging their care, a charity has warned.

DRAMATIC differences exist in regional school performance, presenting potentially serious challenges for Regional School Commissioners, according to a new report.

COUNCILLORS are not "digital dinosaurs" and are positive about how technology, automation and data can benefit public services, a new report has claimed.

SITES with planning permission for house building fell by 11 per cent last year as councils focused their stretched resources on larger sites, according to new research.

A REFERENDUM on local government reorganisation in Dorset has been postponed following the announcement of the General Election on 8 June.

CHILDREN who are victims of sexual abuse within their families can face “significant barriers” in accessing support, including professionals often missing the signs that something is wrong, according to the Children’s Commissioner.

JOINT inspections are to examine how agencies including local authorities, health, probation services and the police work together to protect children living with or at risk of neglect.

BRITAIN will go to the polls on 8 June after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of Theresa May’s plan for a snap General Election.

Just when you thought Britain’s political outlook couldn’t become any more turbulent, given the last 12 months, Theresa May has trounced expectations and called for a snap General Election on 8 June.