Andy Street has vowed to turn the West Midlands into Britain’s economic powerhouse as he enters the race to become the region’s first elected mayor

A trial is underway in Conwy, north Wales, in which bins will only be emptied once a month in a bid to boost levels of recycling.

The Liberal Democrats are prepared to raise taxes to fund an NHS ‘that meets the needs of everyone’, the party's annual conference will hear.

Millions of pounds in unpaid business rates are being written off by councils due to a loophole in licensing and business laws being exploited.

Smoking rates in England have fallen to the lowest on record, with the availability of e-cigarettes a likely reason for the drop.

Belfast City Council has unveiled plans to transform three of its leisure centre with a £60 million cash injection.

The control of education services in Slough is set to be returned to the powers of the council, after the Department for Education ordered that the children centres be run by Cambridge Education.

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to criticise the West’s response to the migration crisis, at the UK summit in New York, calling for a new approach to tackling the crisis.

Local authorities have commissioned surveys to examine waste and identify those who fail to separate rubbish and recycling.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has has called on the government to legally compel food manufacturers to include ‘traffic light’ nutrition labels on packages.

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has launched an inquiry into corporate governance, with a specific focus on executive pay, worker rep

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has asked for evidence on the future use and development of driverless vehicles after launching an inquiry into the sector.

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