Local government

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Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer clash over online tax plans
Sainsbury’s and others call for tax on internet sales, while Marks & Spencer says that would ‘punish’ go-ahead outlets

Sarah Butler and Joe Middleton

19, May, 2022 @2:45 PM

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Green spaces are not accessible for 2.8m people in UK, finds study
Fields in Trust charity finds about one in 24 people in Britain live 10 minutes walk from nearest park

Damien Gayle

18, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Government’s £500m support scheme failing Britain’s poorest households
Ministers’ much-touted HSF programme criticised as local authorities run out of funding months too early

Chaminda Jayanetti

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Pressure grows on Labour and Lib Dems to agree joint anti-Tory strategy
Ed Davey says party will focus on just one target in key ‘super Thursday’ polls

Toby Helm

15, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Dominoes player wins case over ‘racist’ noise ban in London square
Westminster city council decision to ban Ernest Theophile, 74, and friends from gathering was ‘flawed’ and ‘untenable’, says judge

Harry Taylor

14, May, 2022 @12:26 PM

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Some UK public swimming pools forced to close over national chlorine shortage
Factors from Brexit to lower production in China to war in Ukraine fuel limited supplies of pool chemicals

Julia Kollewe

13, May, 2022 @4:06 PM

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I called out sexual harassment in local politics. I was shunned and insulted, but it worked | Muriel Colman
Reporting abuse seems the only way to shift a culture of misogyny, says a local councillor

Muriel Colman

11, May, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Time to end this council funding lottery | Letters
Letters: Phil Tate calls for a fairer system of local authority financing, while Ian K Watson says central government has been hoarding power for too long


08, May, 2022 @3:18 PM

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Labour and wait for election results | Brief letters
Brief letters: Hard work in Hampstead | Stealth immigration policy? | Backhanded compliments | Stranger talk | Obscure lyrics


08, May, 2022 @3:11 PM

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The Tories have had a poll disaster – so why are we talking about takeaway curry? | Gaby Hinsliff
Beergate has helped Boris Johnson get through what should have been a perilous weekend, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

08, May, 2022 @2:51 PM

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The map of Wales is red, green and grey: it’s no country for the Tory party | Grug Muse
Mark Drakeford’s Labour proved popular in local elections, says Grug Muse, co-editor of Welsh (Plural)

Grug Muse

08, May, 2022 @1:14 PM

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UK local elections: how London turned from blue to red
Even the wealthiest enclaves of the capital turned against the Tories last week. What has made the city a Labour redoubt – and is its dominance more of a menace than a boon?

Andrew Anthony

08, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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