Council chiefs have called for extra powers to prevent communities being "saturated" with bookmakers after new research showed for the first time that problem gambling is worse in areas with clusters of betting shops.

A petition calling for a parliamentary debate on proposed changes that would see 89 Local Government Pension Scheme funds pooled into multi-million infrastructure investment funds has topped 100,000 signatures.

Scotland's councils have been urged to react "proactively" to the problem of empty homes after a new survey revealed three-quarters of the public believe they directly cause anti-social behaviour.

Theresa May has been urged not to abandon the "Northern Powerhouse" project launched by former Chancellor George Osborne, with Labour MP Andy Burnham warning that stepping back would be "entirely the wrong response" to Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Local government has paid tribute to Harold Bodmer, Norfolk County Council's executive director of adult social services and president of ADASS, who has died suddenly.

The Government will delay the introduction of its "fairer" national funding formula for schools until 2018-19.

Oxfordshire's county, city and district councils had pledged to work together on moving forward with devolution and local government reorganisation.

Sheffield City Council has announced a 60-year partnership with Chinese manufacturer Sichuan Guodong Construction Group that will see the company invest over £1bn in the city.

Up to 2,000 jobs may have to go at Leeds City Council by 2020 with the authority warning that the Government's current funding settlement will make it "incredibly difficult" to protect vital services.

Council leaders in the North East have called on Theresa May's new Government to confirm its full support for the region's devolution deal.

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