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An improvement model that has helped turn around Birmingham City Council could be rolled out to other struggling local authorities.
Extra public health funding ‘essential’
Councils need extra funding to carry out new responsibilities for the coronavirus test and trace system, the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) has said.
Plans to end homelessness will ‘fail’ without funding
The Government’s pledge to end homelessness will fail unless services are fully funded in the upcoming Spending Review, the Salvation Army has warned.
Combined authority first governmental body to join alliance
Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced that Liverpool City Region combined authority is the first governmental body in the world to join the wellbeing economy alliance.
Ex-ministers unite in health devolution call
Five former ministers from all three main parties have called for health and social care to be devolved and integrated within a single budget.
Grenfell-style cladding remains on 243 buildings
Hundreds of buildings are still clad in the same material that led to the spread of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Donna Hall says local government has never been so loved as people realise the power of community, the power of neighbourhood and above all, the power of local
A five point plan for economic revolution
As the sparks a revolution in the way we live and work, Mark Bretton outlines the Local Enterprise Partnerships' five point plan for recovery
Advisers offer neat solution to the rocky road ahead
As a raft of councils could face difficulties from their commercial investment, or just failing finances, the Birmingham model of non executive advisers offers a solution to all out intervention, says Heather Jameson
We need a joined up approach to homelessness
As rough sleepers migrate from our cities to towns and rural areas, Cllr Dr Zahid Chauhan calls for a joined up approach to solving the homelessness problem
Helping city centres thrive post-COVID
Concern for our high streets has been exacerbated by the pandemic - but this time it is big cities that are suffering more, says Andrew Carter. If we care about city centres, its down to transport authorities can help
Don't lose localism in the race for reorganisation
The game of political football played out in Yorkshire devolution now includes reorganisation. But we must not be allowed to loose the localism, says Paul Shevlin
As one of the regions hardest hit by COVID-19, Lancashire is taking steps to ensure its communities emerge better prepared for future challenges, writes Stephen Young
As the Liberal Democrats vote for their next leader, in this exclusive interview, Heather Jameson spoke to the two leadership candidates about what local government means to them