Local government

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English councils warn 'worst is yet to come' on cuts
Authorities risk going bust unless steps are taken to shore up budgets, ministers told

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Jun, 2018 @4:14 PM

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Britain is full of powerful mid-sized cities. Let's unlock their potential | Peter Box
My group of 20 key cities has a message for the government: the country’s future prosperity lies in our hands

Peter Box

27, Jun, 2018 @6:17 AM

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Thousands of public buildings and spaces in England sold off a year
Councils selling majority to private developers not community groups, says report

Haroon Siddique

18, Jun, 2018 @11:01 PM

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North of England leaders demand more control over rail network
Local politicians and business chiefs warn train ‘fiasco’ of recent weeks could be repeated

Helen Pidd North of England editor

11, Jun, 2018 @9:43 AM

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Cost of government rises when local newspaper closes, study finds
A study inspired by a John Oliver segment has analysed data from 1,266 US counties and tallied the cost of losing a print watchdog

Edward Helmore

10, Jun, 2018 @5:39 PM

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Kevin McCloud is right: planners like me are hugely undervalued | Ben Rayner
It was great to hear the Grand Designs presenter speak up for my vital, yet underfunded and unfairly maligned profession

Ben Rayner

02, Jun, 2018 @8:57 AM

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Vulnerable young people need help before they lose their home | Jennifer Harris
Many young people become homeless after a family breakdown. They need support before that crisis point

Jennifer Harris

15, May, 2018 @6:58 AM

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Unprecedented level of joint working is transforming lives of older people
An alliance involving Croydon’s council, NHS and charities is to develop its work after demonstrating early benefits

David Brindle

14, May, 2018 @7:11 AM

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London mayor launches scheme to get women into senior jobs
Greater London Authority set to become the largest public body taking city-wide approach to gender pay gap issue

Alexandra Topping

14, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Harry Potter and my spell as England’s longest-serving woman mayor | Dorothy Thornhill
Giving the wizard a home and helping save A&E were highlights. But the real magic is reviving local democracy, says Dorothy Thornhill, Watford mayor from 2002-18

Dorothy Thornhill

11, May, 2018 @10:35 AM

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Local election results defy clear interpretation
The results have been declared a dead heat between Labour and the Conservatives; what do they tell us about local services and policies?

David Walker

09, May, 2018 @11:35 AM

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Proposed larger councils would take the local from local government | Colin Copus
Bigger isn’t always better: having larger councils and fewer councillors risks creating undemocratic authorities removed from communities

Colin Copus

03, May, 2018 @6:57 AM

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