Local government

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Christopher Birch obituary
Other lives: Journalist and political activist who in later life worked as a volunteer supporting people with HIV

Frank Birch

19, Oct, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Councils face call to prioritise gang victims for rehousing
FoI research finds threats or links to crime put 26,500 people at risk of homelessness in England and Wales

Jessica Elgot

19, Oct, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Glasgow bin workers to strike during Cop26 climate summit
GMB union calls week-long strike from 1 November with rail staff also planning industrial action

Libby Brooks

19, Oct, 2021 @1:45 PM

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England’s wind energy potential remains untapped
Despite overwhelming support for onshore windfarms, planning rules mean it is possible for only one person to prevent development

Paul Brown

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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English council urges parents not to allow children to watch Squid Game
Bedfordshire safeguarding team issues warning after reports children are copying Netflix show’s violent challenges

Helen Pidd

17, Oct, 2021 @11:34 AM

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‘A growing divide’: Leicester East faces potential loss of second Labour MP
Conviction of Claudia Webbe could lead to byelection in seat where Tories have been gaining ground

Jessica Murray and Rajeev Syal

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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English councils issue only 19 fines for wood smoke despite 18,000 complaints
Mums for Lungs writes to health secretary calling for toxic wood-burning stoves to be banned by 2027

Robyn Vinter

14, Oct, 2021 @11:08 AM

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‘Grown men come in here crying’: how Tory cuts have hit Blackpool hard
While the party conference ponders poverty, the town’s most deprived face being £1,000 a year worse off

Helen Pidd North of England editor

05, Oct, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Tunji Fahm obituary
Other lives: Pioneering British Nigerian lawyer and activist

Sara Bowman

05, Oct, 2021 @4:05 PM

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On Teesside, we have seen how ‘levelling up’ works in practice | Ben Houchen
As mayor of Tees Valley I know that Whitehall needs to stop micromanaging and let local people tackle local problems, says the Conservative mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen

Ben Houchen

05, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Letter: Joe Hegarty obituary
Marcia Saunders writes: There was rare insight and real influence, thanks in large part to Joe, and great progress was made in London

Marcia Saunders

04, Oct, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Reg Chrimes obituary
Other lives: Long-serving Labour councillor and committed educationist

Mike Chrimes

04, Oct, 2021 @3:32 PM

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