Oxon's chief Joanna Simons on being in a media frenzy.
15 May 2013
As UKIP shakes up the local landscape, Paul Wheeler ponders their next move and the implications for the other political parties [...]
09 May 2013
Shouldn't councils be cultivating home-grown talent rather than relying on expensive imports? Asks Paul Wheeler [...]
10 April 2013
Local scrutiny can build local coalitions of concern, says Paul Wheeler [...]
04 April 2013
Local government must stop being a mini-Whitehall and instead become a forward-looking, dynamic force for change, argues Paul Wheeler [...]
14 March 2013
Paul Wheeler explains how national organisations are turning their backs on the role of local councils and councillors [...]
13 February 2013
Paul Wheeler looks at the reasons why the Conservative Party has declared war on its on councillors [...]
23 January 2013
The need for younger councillors, representing a more diverse range of people, is being tackled, but there is more work to do, says Paul Wheeler [...]
16 January 2013
Paul Wheeler looks at what local government can learn from Oldham's energy switching campaign [...]
05 December 2012
Paul Wheeler on why the roles of local councillors has been misunderstood [...]
08 November 2012
Paul Wheeler says local politics is now even more important since the money has run out [...]
Thomas Bridge reports on the highlights of the recent debate by The MJ and Asidua, on providing user-friendly customer contact services.
Further sweeping changes to England and Wales’ 89 town hall pension schemes including mergers are on the cards from next year, it was confirmed this week.
Introducing the next MJ Future Forum on budget planning and preparing for the new Spending Review.
Isabelle Trowler is the newly appointed chief social worker for children and families while Lyn Romeo is the first chief social worker for adults.
Stephen Cirrell looks at the difference between community energy renewal projects and civic schemes.