In a report, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has said there is currently no useable legal definition of extremism.

Calderdale Council has introduced a 24-hour instant messaging (IM) service for customers.

Blackburn and Darwen Council has approved a plan to 500 jobs over the next three years, in a bid to generate £13 million in savings.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has overspent by more than £865,000 on using agency workers to cover illness and maternity in the children’s social work sector.

A review published by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has praised Lewisham Council for overcoming its gender pay and position inequality.

A new report has claimed that devolution is being ‘underpowered’ and is failing under the current ‘austerity cosh’.

Sheffield City Council has agreed an investment deal with a Chinese company which promises the city millions of pounds worth of funding.

Leeds City Council has warned that 2,000 jobs are at risk as a result of funding cuts, with the council needing to save around £110 million.

North East leaders have requested that the new government confirms its commitment to the region's devolution deal.

Sadiq Khan has introduced an £11 million fund to help eight London boroughs implement new measures to improve air quality in their areas.

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire’s district and city councils will work together on devolution and reorganisation.

Amanda Spielman has been confirmed as Ofsted’s next chief inspector, despite MP moves to block her appointment.

The Health Select Committee has accused ministers of giving the wrong impression about how much they are spending on healthcare in England.

Research from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has warned that an increasing number of older people are living alone, without having adaptions installed to enable them to live independently.

According to a survey by GOSS Interactive, local authorities expect to deliver over two-thirds of its services online by 2019.

A study has revealed that the UK’s ‘grey fleet’ costs employers more than £5.5 billion a year in mileage claims and car allowances.

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Event Diary

The Emergency Services Show takes place this year at Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham from 21-22 September 2016.

The ONLY UK event for all emergency responders where you can:

Leisure Industry Week is the heartbeat of the UK leisure industry. Designed to offer delegates genuine world class education and practical business benefits with a focus on delivering real commercial benefits through attracting new customers and driving down operational costs.

The Flood Expo is the largest event of its kind in the world presenting solutions to widespread flooding problems from the world’s leading flood prevention companies.