Greater Manchester granted city region status

A groundbreaking agreement between the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities and the Government will be signed on Friday.

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Final Fourteen for UK’s first City of Culture

Culture Minister Margaret Hodge has announced the final list of bidders vying to become the UK’s first City of Culture in 2013.

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LGA to challenge Icelandic investment rating

Council leaders warn of court challenge  to credit status priority to recover investments in  failed Icelandic bank

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Councils share millions for more homes

The Scottish Government has allocated a further £24 million to help 20 councils build houses for rent.

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Licence-free music in bars and pubs?

 Proposals to allow pubs and bars to put on live music without the need for a licence could lead to a massive increase in noise problems, council leaders warned

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PBR2009- a fair outcome for Local Government

Communities Secretary John Denham and Housing Minister John Healey have welcomed the Pre-Budget Report

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Major national initiative to tackle rural fuel poverty

   A major pilot project is being launched by the Commission for Rural Communities in partnership with the Rural Services Network.

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John Denham welcomes tough new test for public services

  A powerful new tool giving local people unprecedented information about the standard of public services in their area has been  welcomed by Communities Secretary John more...

Funding for Eco Schools in Scotland

Increased support for Scotland's Eco Schools Programme has been announced with £425,000 provided to Keep Scotland Beautiful for the period 2010-11.

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CAA results are all in Oneplace

Oneplace, the reporting website for Comprehensive Area Assessment, is now live. The site includes independent information about

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Editor's Feature
Dame Denise Platt
Chair,
Local Government Innovation Awards Scheme

Enthusiasm and dedication permeated the mood of the day at the Local Innovation Awards announced in a prestigious cer...


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New National Clinical Director for Dementia
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CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme - Do you know what th...
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Environment Agency floods house
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Saving Travel Carbon, Saving Travel Costs
An excellent presentation with what appears to be positivie outcomes. I have invited Ali in to spea...
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