The Education for All Bill, which would have granted the Government powers to force some schools to become academies, has been dropped.

More than one in four people admitted to hospital do not need to be there and better use of care at home and in the community could save the health and care system as much as £1bn, councils have said.

A SOLENT combined authority with £900m in investment has moved a step closer after a U-turn by the Isle of Wight Council.

BUSINESS RATES reforms that will allow councils to retain 100 per cent revenues from 2020 could create big winners and losers, resulting in a "dramatic divergence" in funding for services, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

HEATHROW expansion is "wrong on every level" and the fight against the third runway will continue, the leader of Wandsworth Council has said.

HOMECARE for over half a million people is being put at risk because inadequate rates paid by councils will leave services with a £513m deficit in 2016-17, it has been claimed.

LIVERPOOL City Council and two of its contractors have been ordered to pay over £1m in fines following health and safety failings that left one man dead and another seriously injured during roadworks on a busy city centre road.

ROTHERHAM Council is set to regain its licensing powers under proposals being considered by local government secretary Sajid Javid.

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE council has defended its decision to introduce an anti-social behaviour order that could potentially see people fined £100 for sleeping rough.

PEOPLE in an east London borough face a 50-year wait for a council home, a councillor has said.