A review of public transport across the North East has been launched by the region's combined authority.

Councils are facing an extra £10bn in unfunded costs by 2020 and vital local services will be at risk of being lost altogether if November's Spending Review fails to address these new burdens, it has been claimed.

The Government's flagship affordable housing policy of delivering 200,000 Starter Homes for first-time buyers by 2020 could be a non-starter, as families on average earnings will still be unable to buy the properties in more than half local author

A new taskforce has been launched to target the overuse of road signs and "remove by" dates could be introduced to get rid of those used for far longer than needed.

Local Government Association chairman Cllr Gary Porter has been given a life peerage.

Councils' use of bailiffs to collect debts has risen by 16 per cent in the past two years, despite warnings that sending them in can worsen debt problems and growing concern over a "postcode lottery" in the treatment of those in arrears.

Warrington Borough Council has issued a £150m bond deal, making it the first local authority outside London to enter the market in more than a decade.

Slough Borough Council has launched a petition against Government plans to move the Heathrow Express railway depot as part of the HS2 project.

Scotland's councils should handed complete control over council tax and business rates, including the power to set bands and even scrap the charges altogether, Reform Scotland has argued.

Over 10,500 jobs, apprenticeships and training places have been created or protected through support from the Government's Coastal Communities Fund, according to new figures.

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