Local government

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When councils lose the plot over gardens | Letters
Letters: Council tenants should be encouraged to create gardens on their properties, writes Marie Paterson, while Lyn Pigney finds it strange and sad that local authorities are clamping down on hanging baskets and flower boxes

26, May, 2023 @4:55 PM

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Ministers step in at Woking council as debts forecast to reach £2.4bn
External commissioners appointed as council’s debts expected to exceed 100 times its annual net income

Patrick Butler and Peter Walker

25, May, 2023 @2:08 PM

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Postal ballot ID may lead some voters to ‘give up’, says Age UK
Charity says quietly-announced ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’ policy will not receive scrutiny from MPs

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

24, May, 2023 @2:40 PM

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Child sexual abuse compensation scheme to be set up in England
Move comes after inquiry found children had faced ‘limitless’ cruelty with complicity of institutions

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, May, 2023 @7:04 PM

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‘Affordable and stress free’: how almshouses are the unsung heroes of UK social housing
Experts say the model could work well for many people, not just the elderly, suffering in the UK housing crisis

Amelia Hill

22, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Labour accused of meddling after vetoing local authority coalition plans
Concerns attempts to block local deals with Lib Dems or Greens risk allowing Tories to regain control of councils

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

21, May, 2023 @12:37 PM

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Sinn Féin becomes biggest party in local government in Northern Ireland
Nationalist party made sweeping gains including unprecedented breakthroughs in Down and Antrim

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

20, May, 2023 @10:01 PM

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Sunak defends voter ID after Rees-Mogg says law backfired
Prime minister says he is ‘very comfortable’ with controversial rules despite former business secretary’s admission of gerrymandering

Rowena Mason in Hiroshima

20, May, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Northern Ireland council elections: all the latest results
Find out which parties have won seats to Northern Ireland’s 11 local council areas after Thursday’s elections

Antonio Voce, Seán Clarke and Gabriel Smith

20, May, 2023 @8:29 AM

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‘I was told it’s normal’: Afghan refugee who worked for UK sleeping rough in London
Mohammad Seddeqi’s plight highlights issue of Home Office evicting people from hotels to reduce costs

Amelia Gentleman

19, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Labour NEC to decide next Birmingham city council leader after damning report
Announcement to take decision away from councillors comes after local party called ‘dysfunctional’

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

17, May, 2023 @3:32 PM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s woes: he’s clearing up a mess he made | Editorial
Editorial: It looks like the prime minister will be as exercised by splits within his own party as by the official opposition


15, May, 2023 @6:22 PM

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