RSTA calls for further action to tackle potholes

To mark National Pothole Day 2017, the RSTA has published new facts and figures which highlight the deteriorating state of local roads.

Norfolk council tax set to rise 4.8 per cent

To cover the increased cost of social care and a budget overspend, Norfolk County Council is set to increase its council tax by 4.8 per cent.

New plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid includes a £60 tax reform to make it easier for companies to connect more homes and businesses across England to gold standard full fibre broadband.

Elections for a Sheffield City Region (SCR) mayor have been postponed after the high court ruled that residents had not been properly consulted on details of the plans.

Council libraries should do more to encourage e-readers

A report from Better Connected, the annual survey of local authority website performance, has called on council library services to do more to make it easier for people to sign up and use their e-books, e-magazines and e-audio services.

Bristol Council has announced it is set to increase council tax by five per cent, equalling just over £6 per month for a Band D household - from April, in a bid to balance its books.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report calling on the government to do more to help Syrian torture survivors arriving in the UK as refugees.

Downing Street has confirmed that Prime Minister Theresa May will make her speech on the government's Brexit plans next week, Tuesday 17 January.

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has published a report calling on cities and local authorities to take the lead in supporting sustainable development in their local areas.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced how its £1.2 billion of road funding will be allocated between councils across England for the 2017 to 2018 financial year.

Newcastle City Council has invited the views of its residents about the city’s principal, countryside and neighbourhood parks and greenspaces.

Islington Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals include £40 million to build badly-needed new council homes.

It has been reported that Warrington Borough Council will spend £30 million on buying a 33 per cent stake in a new bank.

Arts Council England is investing £800,000 to put art and culture at the heart of plans to boost the visitor and tourist economy in the Midlands.

The Hendry Review, reporting on the strategic role of tidal lagoons in the UK, has backed plans for the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

Local authority leadership is key in supporting the delivery of sustainable new homes and communities, a new green paper says.

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