Childcare costs could ‘sky-rocket’ as nurseries await less funding for a free government childcare scheme, a charity has warned.

The Liverpool City Region is to benefit from improved bus services and investment in the local economy through a new agreement.

Liverpool City Council has regained control of its markets, after buying them for a sum of £1, from Geraud Markets UK, which has operated them since 2003.

Cambridge City Council has received criticism over its ‘failure to deliver on basic services for residents’.

Cumbria County Council has launched Shared Lives Cumbria, a scheme which encourages host carers to provide care to adults in need of support.

Wokingham Borough Council is considering a move to make £19 million in savings, which could means it will not provide key services such as lollipop crossings.

Plans to build 5,000 new homes in South Oxfordshire, to help deal with Oxford’s housing crisis, have been rejected by the district council leader.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that English tourism is expected to soar under devolution deals, with data suggesting the tourist industry will grow 2.9 per cent per year over the next decade.

Clive Betts, the chair of the community and local government select committee, has called for stricter regulations to compel restaurants to display food hygiene scores.

Peterborough City Council’s fostering and adoption services are due to be taken over by The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT).

Hull City Council has been given the green light to purchase land to reduce the risk of flooding to 1,750 properties in East Hull.

The potential cost to council taxpayers of converting all schools to academies is £320 million, says the LGA.

West Lothian Council’s new council house building programme has been recognised at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards.

Wakefield Council has appointed design and consultancy firm Arcadis to deliver its Property and Facilities Management Services.

Smoking should be banned in all outdoor spaces, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has argued.

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