Councils

Council’s plan to remove thousands of ‘love locks’ remembering people’s deaths, engagements and weddings from Bakewell footbridge provokes outrage The Weir Bridge, in Bakewell,...

Bungling councils wasted £1m of taxpayers’ cash turning roads into ‘cycle-friendly zones’ during first lockdown that were torn up amid public outrage weeks later Local councils have spent almost...

England’s cash-strapped councils make £891million profit in a year through parking charges and penalty fees Figures for 19/20 showed 388 authorities made a combined £2.44m every day  Consumer...

Public could force councils to sell off vacant land and buildings under proposed ‘right to regenerate’ law ‘Right to regenerate’ proposals to be announced by the Housing Secretary...

£1bn profit is raked in on parking fees: Councils are accused of milking ‘cash cow’ motorists as record annual figure is revealed Councils accused of using motorists as ‘cash cows’...

Is your area getting a coronavirus mass testing scheme? Sixty-seven English councils that are part of pilot scheme to cut Covid infection rates revealed 67 Tier 3 local authorities received Government...

EXCLUSIVE: Local councils hit out at Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan’s plans to make their dream Essex castle ‘a fortress’ Mark Wright’s representatives branded the claims ‘nonsense’...

End the cycle lane madness: Councils have used the Covid crisis to spend millions blocking off roads to create often empty bike lanes. The result? Traffic jams, pollution, road-rage… and peril for...

Councils pay care homes DOUBLE the local weekly fee to take Covid hospital patients amid fears deadly mistakes made at the start of the pandemic will be repeated Care home chiefs  fear mistakes made...

Councils send just ONE litter fine per week: Clean-up campaigners call for more ‘effective’ deterrent to stop people dropping rubbish on the streets as it emerges one in six local authorities...

MINISTERS have handed councils and schools in England £256million for buses and trams to ensure kids return to classrooms in September. Bus services across the country will receive up to £218.4 million...

EIGHTEEN councils in Britain are yet to see their coronavirus death peak. North Somerset, Preston, Doncaster and Carlisle are all among those suffering their worst weeks, according to data from the National...

ONLY a handful of councils will reopen schools on June 1, leaving parents across the country in the dark over their children's education. The final decision on whether or not to open up classrooms...

At least 13 councils refuse to reopen schools from June 1 despite doctors saying children should return if classrooms are safe as parents say they are being shamed on WhatsApp groups for wanting their...

Councils are accused of hoarding MILLIONS of pounds of funding meant to help care homes cope with coronavirus crisis Councils accused of hoarding money meant to help care homes cope with virus Professor...