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Economic Development It’s about place making

For those involved at a strategic level in economic development, place making as a tool is not new but its time is certainly now...
Fife Council writes off over £4m owed debt

Fife Council writes off over £4m owed debt

Fife Council has announced it will write off more than £4m worth of debt owed to them in 2013-14. Fife Council is to expunge over...
Council cuts domestic abuse helpline funding

Council may cut funding for abuse helpline

Oxfordshire County Council has announced it is reviewing whether or not to scrap funding for a number of services, including a domestic abuse helpline. Oxfordshire...

500 council staff take voluntary redundancy

More than 500 staff working at Wolverhampton City Council have been granted voluntary redundancy. Wolverhampton City Council has announced that more than 500 people working...
Wirral libraries under threat from closure

Wirral libraries are under threat

Wirral Council will consider plans to seek help from volunteers to prevent the closure of library sites throughout the borough. Wirral Borough Council's cabinet is...
care

Thousands of children missing from council care

5,000 children have disappeared from council care over the past two years, according to figures. Figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act show that...
Nottingham litter problem

Nottingham Council launches clean up campaign

Nottingham City Council has launched a six-week campaign to clean up the city and educate people about the problems of littering. The City Council today...
economic growth

Challenges remain for local economic growth

Aileen Murphie, Director at the National Audit Office examines the government’s latest local economic growth initiatives and how they are performing. The government’s plan for...
high streets

Rotherham praised for revival of high street

Rotherham has been praised by government as an example of how high streets can be rejuvenated. High Streets Minister, Brandon Lewis and retail expert Mary...
housing

Opportunity knocks

Annys Darkwa, Managing Director of Vision Housing explains the need for more housing to help re-offenders integrate back into the community
missing

Tougher rules to support missing children

The government has announced new rules for when children go missing from home or care. Unveiled by the Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson –...
gender

Businesses need more gender equality

Businesses in the UK are urged to do more for gender equality in the workplace by Equalities Minister Maria Miller. The Minister spoke to city...

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