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Councils and businesses need to work together

Councils and businesses need to work together

A senior local authority executive has called for Nottinghamshire councils and businesses to work together ahead of cuts... The Deputy Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County...
Council tax on second homes doubled by Lib Dems

Lib Dems to double second home council tax

The Liberal Democrats will give local authorities the power to charge more council tax on second homes... A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats insisted a...
SNP lays out its manifesto

SNP lays out its election manifesto

Launching the SNP's general election manifesto, Nicola Sturgeon says her party will represent the interest of voters across the UK... Today, the Scottish National Party...
SNP and Labour clash in the debate

SNP and Labour clash in the debate

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon warned she would only support Ed Miliband as PM if he can show his party is “better than the Tories”... Last...
Northern Ireland housing market on the rise

Northern Ireland’s housing market on the rise

A new survey has revealed the housing market in Northern Ireland saw an increase during the month of March... According to a new survey from...
£2.5bn education pledge from Lib Dems

£2.5bn education pledge from Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats pledge an additional £2.5bn for education in England in their manifesto... As the 7 May draws closer, the pledges and promises from...
Greens launch election manifesto

The Green Party launches election manifesto

The Green Party is set to launch its election manifesto, which will include a call to “take back” the NHS from the private sector... Party...
Conservatives to extend Right to Buy

Conservatives to extend Right to Buy

David Cameron has pledged to extend the Right to Buy scheme, which allows social housing tenants to purchase their home... The controversial Right to Buy...
Somerset councils look for shared service alternative

Somerset councils look for shared service alternative

Two Somerset councils are investigating alternatives to a shared service scheme once the contract ends in 2017... After a shared service scheme in Somerset failed...
House prices expected to increase nationwide

House prices expected to increase nationwide

House prices are expected to increase 1.5 per cent nationwide, but London will see a 3.6 per cent dip... For the first time in six...
Osborne makes funding pledge for Wales

Osborne makes funding pledge for Wales

If the Conservatives remain in power funding in Wales would remain higher than it is in England, according to the Chancellor George Osborne... On the...
Tories pledge paid volunteering leave

Tories pledge paid volunteering leave

David Cameron has promised to deliver a programme that would enable some UK employees to undertake paid volunteering leave If the Conservative government stays in...
Council gains funding for brownfield homes

Council gains funding for brownfield homes

Cheshire East Council has announced it has secured a government grant to build new homes on brownfield land in Macclesfield... The Department for Communities and...
Scottish party leaders on the campaign trail

Scottish party leaders on the campaign trail

The Scottish election campaign is set to focus on the rural economy, apprenticeships, and opportunities for women... It is expected that both the Scottish Conservatives...
Labour announces Yorkshire devolution deal

Labour announces Yorkshire devolution deal

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has announced his party will commit to a multi-billion pound devolution deal for Yorkshire if Labour wins the upcoming General...
SNP will help Ed Miliband become prime minister

SNP will help Ed Miliband become prime minister

First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon has said she will help make Ed Miliband PM if the Conservatives...
Young people give up on homeownership

Young people give up on homeownership

A new survey has revealed that young people in the UK are increasingly giving up the prospect of owning their own home... “Generation Rent”, a...
Community service orders double in Edinburgh

Community service orders double in Edinburgh

New figures reveal the number of community service orders given out by courts in Edinburgh has doubled during the last two years... Almost 84,000 hours...
Traffic management scheme to start in Dorset

Council to start traffic management scheme

Work is set to get underway in West Bay, Dorset, to make changes to traffic management in the local area... Following changes agreed by West...
Clegg rules out multiparty government

Clegg rules out multiparty government

As the first week of campaigning draws to an end, leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has revealed he would not want to...

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