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Greater Manchester teen bus pass to be funded by council tax

Image copyright David Dixon/Geograph Image caption The mayor wants to encourage young people into the “good habit” of using the bus Greater Manchester residents are to see an increase in council tax to fund free…


Pontypridd’s Muni arts centre ‘needs council support’ in future

Image copyright Jaggery/Geograph Image caption Any group interested in taking over the Muni has until 30 January to formally express an interest An arts centre’s future could be secured if the county council chose to…


Why these teens are teaching Snapchat to council employees

A group of teenagers are showing Hackney Council employees how to use Snapchat. It is part of a move to keep young people safe online. The training will soon be rolled out to parents, but…



Liverpool City Council plans to hire 160 more staff in child social services

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The extra investment could reduce social workers’ case loads by 50% Social workers dealing with children in Liverpool will have their caseloads halved, the city’s council has pledged. If budget…


‘Contaminated’ Willenhall land not a threat, council says.

Image copyright Google Image caption The estate was built in the 1970s on the site of the former Willenhall Gasworks Residents who were told years ago their houses were built on “contaminated” land have been…


Wireless Festival: Haringey Council agrees to promoter’s noise demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wireless Festival had its licence reviewed following complaints from campaigners and residents Haringey Council has agreed to demands by Wireless Festival’s organiser not to have strict noise limits at…


Flintshire council tops pothole response table

Image copyright PA Image caption The depth a pothole needs to be before the council will intervene varies across Wales Flintshire council has among the quickest response times in Britain for filling serious potholes, new…


Calderstones Park: Liverpool Council loses fight over park houses plan

Image caption Protesters formed a community interest company to fight the Calderstones Park development plans Controversial plans to build 51 homes in a popular Liverpool park have been scrapped following a High Court ruling. Judge…


Extra £16 council tax fee for Liverpool City Region mayor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Rotheram says the additional cost will pay dividends for the Liverpool City Region An extra charge on this year’s council tax bill has been proposed to pay for…


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