EU negotiations start date revealed

Officials have confirmed that the first round of talks that will see Britain leave the European Union will start on 19 June.

City of Edinburgh Council to be run by coalition

The SNP and Labour have formed a new coalition to run the City of Edinburgh Council, pledging to deliver improved services.

Tory ministers aware of care plan just before manifesto launch

Plans for the so-called ‘dementia tax’ were only shown to Hunt and Javid hours before the Conservative manifesto launch.

Air quality plans shifting burden on local authorities

The CIEH has accused the government’s air quality plans of ‘unfairly shifting’ the burden to solve the problem to local authorities.

Oxford seeks further powers to tackle air pollution

Oxford City Council has asked for more powers to tackle air pollution in Oxford, following the government’s Draft Air Quality Action Plan.

Coffey retains Resources Minister role

Therese Coffey has been reappointed as Resources Minister within the Defra, following Michael Gove's appointment as Environment Secretary.

Council to investigate Newcastle-under-Lyme voting issues

A review into the 8 June parliamentary election will be carried out following social media complaints from constituents who were unable to vote.

Scotland passes Islands Bill

The Islands Bill has been published by the Scottish Parliament to create the right environment for sustainable growth and empowered communities.

The last stage in the planning process of Salford’s £30 million RHS Garden Bridgewater has been successfully passed.

Prime Minister Theresa May has retained Sajid Javid as Minister for Communities and Local Government.

Local government needs clarity, urges LGiU

The build up to the General Election was overwhelmed with uncertainty and the results have been produced little clarity, argues LGiU.

No majority for Tories in General Election

The General Election has resulted in a hung Parliament, after the Tories fell short of the 326 seats needed for a majority in the Commons.

Quarter of seats haven’t changed hands since WWII

New analysis has revealed that one in four seats have been held by the same party since the Second World War.

Fire resilience missing off of threat agenda

The Business Sprinkler Alliance is urging the next government to build the case for fire resilience.

Human rights laws could change for terror fight

Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if she feels that they ‘get in the way’ of tackling terror suspects.

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