A former senior housing officer at Birmingham City Council has been jailed for three years for creating fraudulent homeless applications using fabricated identities.

Local government pension funds could face "huge problems" if stock markets continue to slide following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, council chiefs have warned.

Shadow local government minister Steve Reed has resigned as part of a revolt against Jeremy Corbyn's leadership following the EU referendum result.

Cornwall Council is calling for "urgent confirmation" from the Government that EU funding allocated to the county will be protected and it will not be worse off as a result of the vote to leave.

Reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union from local government and beyond.

Councils in England must have a "seat around the table" in the UK's exit negotiations following the vote to leave the EU, the Local Government Association has said.

Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned following the outcome of the EU referendum. Here is his statement in full: 

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, prompting David Cameron to resign as Prime Minister.

With all results declared, 51.9 per cent voted to leave the EU, with 48.1 per cent voting to remain on a turnout of 71.8 per cent.

Sunderland City Council is to transfer the running of its children's services to a new not-for-profit company.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked planning permission for a football stadium and flats on land in Chislehurst, saying he is fulfilling a pledge to Londoners to protect the capital's Green Belt.