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A district council has pleaded guilty to a health and safety breach after a leisure centre customer contracted Legionnaire’s Disease.

When two become one

Amid high profile reorganisation battles, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney DCs have calmly and quietly merged to become the first ‘super district’. Heather Jameson talks to East Suffolk chief executive Stephen Baker about the journey

A winning approach to care and health

St Helens MBC and its partners have addressed the pressing challenges of rising health and care demand and falling budgets with a programme that this year made it a winner in the Care and Health Integration category in The MJ Awards 2018

Social care projects to explore biometrics and exoskeletons

Projects exploring how exoskeletons and biometrics could be used in social care have been announced.

Ofsted chief warns councils of county lines complacency

Some councils are underestimating the extent of the threat posed by county lines operations to children, the head of a watchdog has warned.

Pressure piled on children's secretary over funding

Councils have increased pressure on children and families secretary Nadhim Zahawi to secure more funding from the Government’s spending review.

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Commission spotlights Section 106

Councils sink Government’s swimming scheme

The Government’s plan to give free swimming to the over-60’s has been criticised and branded ‘poorly funded’ by councils.

Pledge in Powys

Willmott Dixon is building four primary schools and a football clubhouse for Powys CC in a deal worth £20m.