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By: Council News Monitor Team
Published: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 00:00

County Durham voters back devolution in the North-East, Sir Digby Jones considers run for West Midlands mayor but Hampshire and Isle of Wight rejects single mayor

Council News Monitor - this week's essential Local Authority news stories

By: Council News Monitor Team
Published: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:56

Sheffield, Warrington and Doncaster announce cuts, Lincolnshire is held to data ransom, fight begins for West Midland's mayor while Stratford votes to join combined authority, Cornwall wants policing powers, Swansea says "no" to fracking while Havering says "no" to EU membership, and Newcastle faces a 20% council tax hike.

Council News Monitor - this week's essential Local Authority news

By: Council News Monitor Team
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:46

This week David Cameron wades into row over £69m of cuts planned by Oxfordshire CC; Stoke on Trent plans to axe seven top management jobs; North Tyneside plans referendum on future of elected mayors; Liverpool planned 3.9% rise in Council Tax includes 2% “Osborne tax”; Government hands key powers back to Rotherham MBC; North and North East Lincolnshire will share back office services and save £12 million by 2026; Better Connected Live confirms May dates; North Midlands devolution deal goes ahead without Leicestershire; Lincolnshire faces cutting 130 bus services; dog poo DNA tests launch in Barking and Dagenham; Fife Council leader says SNP cuts worse than Thatcher’s rate capping; North Lanarkshire leader quits ahead of £100 million of cuts