The government has approved the expansion of Heathrow airport, to include a third runway, in order to expand the UK’s airport capacity.

Isle of Wight Council has decided to go ahead with a plan for a joint Solent authority which could secure £900 million in government grants, after previously voting against the move.

A report drawn out for the paper for the council’s scrutiny committee has been published highlighting the challenges facing Scottish Borders Council is maintaining more than 1,100 bridges, many of which are ‘ageing and in need of repair’.

Belfast City Council is considering plans to allow shops to stay open for longer on some Sundays.

Angsley Council has warned that some its most important heritage sites could be closed if no-one chooses to take them over.

A plan to develop Fife Council over the next 20 years has been delayed because the authority has failed to submit sufficient information on its proposals.

Staff working for Orkney Islands Council are considering a plan to take industrial action over pay proposals.

Dumfries and Galloway Council have issued a statement apologising for a payment error, in which it took direct debit payments from a number of customers ahead of the agreed scheduled date.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said the sugar levy on soft drinks should be administered by councils who would be better positioned to work with schools and communities to fight childhood obesity.

Wrexham Council has approved a five-year strategy to promote the use of the Welsh language across the region.

Liverpool City Council has received criticism for approving plans for a student block tower.

The Prison Governors Association (PGA) has called on the government to set up an independent public inquiry into the state of prisons in England and Wales.

Glasgow City Council has called for specific government action to mitigate the effects of Brexit, to avoid the greater Glasgow area coming to harm from any consequences of leaving the EU.

Aberdeen City Council has announced that it is the first local authority in Scotland to be assigned a credit rating.

Lord Peter Hain, the former secretary of state for Wales, has said the plans to allow the devolution of income tax without a referendum is folly.

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