A COUNCIL'S decision to switch to smaller household waste bins has been blamed for an increase in fly-tipping and could lead to a rise in deliberate fires, a fire authority has warned.  

POTHOLES are set to appear at an "unprecedented" rate if cold and wet conditions persist during the first quarter of the year, the RAC has warned.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT has had a "devastating" impact on council tenants, with almost nine out of 10 claimants in rent arrears while the average amount owed has almost doubled in just six months, according to new research.

REFUGEE resettlement efforts for those fleeing Syria have made good progress but a lack of clarity about councils' responsibilities to those taken in under the Government's programme could threaten its long-term success, MPs have warned.

BRISTOL residents could see council tax rise by 4.99% from April as the city council aims to deliver £64m in savings.

DELAYED transfers of care due to a lack of social care provision increased sharply in November amid another overall rise in hospitals being unable to discharge patients.

THE PLANNING SYSTEM is working in the interests of developers over councils and local communities, according to a new survey of councillors.

THERESA MAY must take urgent and fundamental action to address the challenges facing health and social care services, according to experts from across the sector.

SHEFFIELD City Council could scrap a waste contract 20 years early because it has failed to deliver the necessary savings and "no longer meets our needs".

RADICAL action is needed to tackle the excessive consumption of sugary food and drinks after new figures showed more than 40,000 hospital operations were carried out last year on rotting teeth in children and teenagers, council leaders have said.