Public raise over £4 million for Manchester terror victims

Donations from members of the public and Manchester United and Manchester City to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund have now reached £4.1 million.

Aberdeen City Council to spend £1.3m on park refurbishment

A total of £1.3million is to be spent refurbishing play parks across Aberdeen in 2017/18 after the money was agreed by the City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee.

Lights on option for Surrey councils

Local councils in Surrey could be handed powers to turn street lights back on, if they pay for the cost of doing so themselves.

Social Investment Fund launched for homelessness

Homeless Link has launched a £4.5 million Social Investment Fund for organisations working to reduce homelessness.

Councils in 'severe' need for affordable homes

A new report has found that 98 per cent of councils have described their need for affordable houses as ‘severe’ or ‘moderate’.

Liverpool Council chief arrested over finical irregularities

Four men including Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.

Average asking price hits record high

The average asking price for homes in UK has hit a record high of £317,281, according to the property website Rightmove.

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has unveiled a new £17 million double-decker fleet of buses that will be powered by biomethane.

Uttlesford District Council has announced the purchase of a 50 per cent share in Chesterford Research Park.

NDNA recommends childcare passport funding

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has called on all political parties to invest in childcare and simplify early years funding with a radical Childcare Passport proposal.

Car finance deals soar 13 per cent in last year

New figures from the FLA have revealed that motorists spent £3.6 billion on car finance deals in March, a new monthly record.

Mayors should prioritise inclusive growth

Areas with newly elected metro mayors must use their powers and budgets to ensure everyone benefits from national economic growth.

One in three borrow money to pay rent

According to new figures by hoping charity Shelter, half a million low earners have had to borrow money to pay their rent during the past year.

Charity sector hit by tightening council budgets

Data from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has revealed that local government cuts have hit charities with research showing the charitable sector can expect to see ‘little rise’ in government income.

Local government employees consulted over pay

Local government branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being consulted over the pay claim for the next pay round.

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