Council is slammed for sending staff on £7,000 'jolly' to south of France  Daily Mail

Council leader Stephen Alambritis (pictured) and Cllr Martin Whelton, as well as two regeneration officers, took part in a four-day real estate exhibition last week ...


CBI welcomes new London Chair and Deputy Chair  CBI

Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader at Arup, will succeed Dame Vivian Hunt DBE, Managing Partner of McKinsey UK and Ireland, as Chair of the CBI ...


London council commits to ensuring every primary schoolchild gets free theatre trip  The Stage

Primary schoolchildren in the London borough of Southwark will receive a free visit to the theatre every year as part of a new £500,000 scheme. Southwark ...


London council accused of putting ‘lives at risk’ with air pollution ‘cover up’  The Independent

A London council has been accused of “covering up” the borough's air pollution crisis and “putting citizens lives at risk” by failing to monitor levels of poisonous ...


Dawn raid on HMO as London council continues crackdown  Letting Agent Today

A dawn raid on unlicensed HMOs in north London last week were the latest sign of a crackdown on rogue operators by the local authority. Brent council's...


Rubbish spot: London council mocked for placement of Brexit posters  The Guardian

Tower Hamlets has put 'this is your home' notices aimed at EU citizens on side of bin lorries.


Gang imprisoned for stealing more than £1m of housing benefits from London councils  The Crown Prosecution Service

Seven benefit assessors have been sentenced to prison for a total of 17 years for their roles in housing benefit fraud which saw more than £1m stolen from three ...


Council enters hotel business in investor-backed income strip deal  Room151

A London borough has agreed an innovative lease deal, predicted to earn it £600,000 a year – and leave it holding the freehold of a central London ...


Jail for council staff who stole £1m in benefit claims con  Evening Standard

A group of corrupt council benefits assessors who invented welfare claims to steal £1 million of taxpayers' money have been jailed for a total of more than 17 ...


London rent controls:Hackney council trialling scheme to keep artists in E9 with 'genuinely affordable' studios  Homes and Property

Young artists and entrepreneurs helped to give Shoreditch and Hoxton buzz but after transforming Hackney, most can no longer afford to live or work there ...


Londoners 'face average council tax rises of up to £100 from April'  Evening Standard

Londoners face being hit by average council tax rises of up to £100 from April, analysis by the Evening Standard reveals. Bills are being driven up by Sadiq ...


Is Harlow being used to 'socially cleanse' London?  The Guardian

Reports of children who are frightened to go home and can't sleep at night because they are “petrified”; concerns about the potential for grooming of vulnerable ...


Daniel Francis on new social homes  London News Online

Daniel Francis is leader of Labour Group in Bexley. Earlier this month, Labour councillors set out proposals to increase expenditure for new social homes and ...


Council officers jailed for £1m housing benefit scam  Inside Housing

A group of seven London council officers have been jailed for a combined total of 17 years for stealing more than £1m through a housing benefit scam. Linked In ...


Oxford Street plans approved by Westminster City Council  ITV News

A new piazza is one of several new plans for Oxford Street which have been approved by Westminster City Council. The public space would be created on ...


Bexley Council exploring housing schemes for elderly population  This is Local London

Bexley Council is exploring ways to encourage an increasingly elderly population in the borough to downsize and move into smaller homes.


This Interactive Map Shows How Good Your Borough Is At Recycling  Londonist

Did you remember to put the recycling out last night? If you didn't — face it, we've all been there — you could be contributing to the poor performance of your ...


Millionaire residents asked to pay 'mansion tax' towards council services  Evening Standard

Kensington and Chelsea council is planning to introduce a voluntary “mansion tax” asking its millionaire homeowners to donate to support other residents.


Mayor of London at Haimo Primary School for air pollution tracker trial  News Shopper

Sadiq Khan has joined the children of Greenwich as they fight to cut air pollution outside schools.


London councils are building homes again:huge regeneration projects and housing plans unveiled at MIPIM property conference in Cannes  Homes and Property

This week the London property world — developers, councils, planners and architects — have decamped to Cannes in the South of France for the annual MIPIM ...


Unite union London council workers back Enfield Labour no-cuts call  Socialist Party

London local government workers' representatives have agreed to support Enfield North Constituency Labour Party's no-cuts campaign. Reps in general union ...


Labour-led council is mocked after it puts EU slogans on bin lorries  Daily Mail

Labour-led Tower Hamlets Council has been placing adverts around the east London borough encouraging its 41000 residents from the EU to secure their right ...


Woolwich Creative District: Inside the new project hoping to become London's 'second South Bank'  Evening Standard

Workers are busily taking up the woodblock flooring at the new home of Punchdrunk, the hugely successful immersive theatre company that will be an anchor ...


Landlords face £1095 postcode lottery for licensing fee costs as councils rake in millions  Moneywise Magazine

Private landlords who need to apply for a licensing scheme in Scotland, Wales and some areas of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to ...


County treasurers urge London councils to hike council tax  The MJ

Inner London councils should increase their band D council tax 'closer to the national average' to raise hundreds of millions of pounds, the Society of County ...


A London council has made nearly £10k selling residents' personal data  MyLondon

Ever wondered what your local council is actually allowed to do with your personal information? One London council has managed to make nearly £10k in the ...


Immigration check outcry sees officers removed by councils  The Guardian

Local authorities scrapping embedded Home Office staff amid fears vulnerable people are put off seeking help.


Electric cars in London: Which boroughs have the highest demand for electric chargers in the capital?  Evening Standard

The best borough for electric chargers has 17 times the number of devices than the lowest-ranking borough. According to data released by Zap-Map, ...


Brexit: What happens next?  AOL UK

What happens next after Theresa May’s letter requesting a delay to Brexit?Thursday March 21Mrs May will travel to Brussels for a summit of the ...


Redbridge Council leader appointed crime lead for London Councils  Ilford Recorder

Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal has been appointed as the crime lead for a cross-party group representing all boroughs across the capital.


Stevenage MP criticises lack of funding and permission for town centre regeneration plans  The Comet

The Stevenage MP has rubbished the borough council's signing of a contract with developer Mace Group Ltd for the town centre redevelopment because ...


Plan for retirement home development in London Road, Dorchester  Dorset Echo

Changes made to a proposed retirement home development in London Road, Dorchester is expected to lead to approval by local planners.


Councils collaborate to address homelessness crisis  LocalGov

Over a dozen London boroughs have joined the collaborative programme Capital Letters, which aims to support homeless households across the capital.


Giving your child a house deposit? The council could take it to pay for care  Telegraph.co.uk

Families trying to meet care home bills are opening themselves up to investigation as new data shows how councils have recouped six‑figure sums from those ...


Old Street faces traffic ban over cycle crashes in bid to improve safety  Evening Standard

One of east London's busiest and most dangerous cyclist commuter routes could be cleared of through traffic under plans announced today. The announcement ...


Surge in demand for schools leaves councils struggling to cope  The Guardian

Councils across England are struggling to keep pace with rising numbers of applications for secondary school, leaving thousands of pupils without a place at ...


Council gives nod to first site in Mayor of London's Small Sites scheme  Show House News

The first site in the Mayor of London's Small Sites, Small Builders programme has been given the go-ahead by Barnet Council's planning committee last night.


'Oranges and lemons' pledge for a public space at St Clement's is pipped at the post in Mile End  East London Advertiser

Families living in St Clement's housing at Mile End invited Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs to sign an “oranges and lemons” pledge to secure their own ...


Hunt for £6bn Meridian Water phase 2 developer  Construction Enquirer

Enfield Council is seeking a development partner for the second housing phase of the £6bn Meridian Water project in North London. Aerial view of Meridian ...


Council sells off public green space to Brick by Brick for just £1  Inside Croydon

Croydon Council has sold at least three packages of publicly owned property - in Waddon, South Croydon and Fairfield wards - to Brick by Brick, ...


Former Council Leader bids farewell to Sheffield politics  The Star

The former Leader of Sheffield Council and one of the city's most well-known politicians is standing down.


Local council in London OKs exclusion zone around abortion clinic  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

A council in London has approved an exclusion zone around an abortion clinic, making it the second local authority in the U.K. to take action to prevent pro-life ...


Council tax is set to rise by five per cent  London News Online

BY JAMES TWOMEY james@slpmedia.co.uk. A town hall hiked council tax rates last week amid criticism from opposition councillors that it did not address the ...


How much will my Council Tax rise in April 2019? Search by postcode for your area  Cambridge News

Cambridgeshire is set to see an increase of £74 for a typical band D property.


Council boss warns government of raising hopes on cladding removal  Inside Housing

A London council leader has warned the government of “raising expectations without solutions” over efforts to enable councils to strip dangerous cladding from ...


Council bans anti-abortion protests near clinic  LocalGov

The borough of Richmond has prohibited anti-abortion protests outside a pregnancy advisory clinic after a consultation revealed that the majority of residents ...


'Shires are running rings': London needs to push for fairer funding deal, Bromley leader warns  News Shopper

Lobbying for more cash for London boroughs has become “critical” as the capital's councils feel the squeeze on funding.


How the lives of two Londoners on a night out were saved by 'angels'  MyLondon

Both are on the mend thanks to the efforts of two volunteers.


Foster carers of the Parsons Green bomber take legal action against the council that placed him with them  ITV News

The foster carers of the Parsons Green bomber are taking legal action against the council that placed him in their home. Iraqi teenage asylum seeker Ahmed ...


MP tells of how she found father 'bruised and bleeding' in care facility  The Guardian

An MP has told the Commons how her elderly father was left bloodied, bruised and unconscious at a care facility, claiming a senior council official subsequently ...


Shamed superhead must pay back £1.4m he stole from council  Evening Standard

A disgraced superhead must repay £1.4 million received in illegal bonuses to the local authority that employed him after his request to appeal was dismissed.


Charity wins payout after being kicked out of country show  Evening Standard

A pro-life charity has won a payout from a London council after being kicked out of a country show. Life said their human rights were infringed when they were ...


Met Police 'Operation Continuum' war on Bethnal Green's drug-dealers makes 114 arrests in 5 weeks  East London Advertiser

The war on street drug dealers and runners in Bethnal Green has led to 114 arrests and more than 300 'stop-and-search' incidents in just five weeks often using ...


News in brief (20/03/2019)  letsrecycle.com

With news on: Councils join Metal Matters campaign; Veolia and Nestlé partnership; Powerday wood recycling, and; Environment Agency prosecution.


New daycare facility opens as part of a multi-million scheme to deliver new special school  Newark Advertiser

Enhanced day care services have been provided in Newark, paving the way for a long-awaited new special school to be built.


Council spends £7,000 on video saying it has no money  The Independent

Haringey council spent £6800 on a video explaining how it had been badly hit by severe budget cuts. The animated video, aimed at the borough's residents, ...


Poll: Should more councils offer schemes to enable free theatre trips for school children?  The Stage

Last week, Southwark Council announced it was launching a scheme to enable every primary school child in the London borough to see one theatre production ...


Divisional Finance Manager job with London Borough of Southwark | 902532  Accountancy Age

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Southwark Council as a Divisional Accountant for Traded Services, a direct labour organisation. The division provides ...


Crown House tower blocks plan approved but no social housing | Latest Barking and Dagenham News  Barking and Dagenham Post

The council's planning chiefs have given the thumbs up to two new tower blocks neither of which include social housing.


Council reveals next steps for London Road Industrial Estate regeneration  Newbury Weekly News Group

WEST Berkshire Council has announced the next steps in its plans to regeneration of the London Road Industrial Estate in Newbury. The council will soon ...


Mulberry Academy schoolgirls 'sold vodka' before classes  BBC News

A shop has lost its licence after pupils were said to have bought vodka and drunk it before going to school. TSB News was found to have sold alcohol to ...


North East must 'stick a bit of rocket fuel' under demands for HS2 upgrades for East Coast Main Line  Chronicle Live

The North East needs to “stick a bit of rocket fuel” under its demands for vital investment in the East Coast Main Line (ECML) to ensure the region can cope when ...


Tory candidate for London Mayor favours Crossrail extension  Bromley Borough News

The Tory hopeful looking to oust Sadiq Khan from City Hall next year has thrown his weight behind an extension of Crossrail through Bexley and out to ...


Revealed: How north London councils sold off assets to make ends meet  Hampstead Highgate Express

Haringey Council used some of the cash raised from disposing of publicly-owned land and buildings to pay for redundancies, an investigation has found.


New London council appoints Earl J. Wilson Sr. to fill vacant seat  theday.com

New London — The City Council on Monday appointed organizer, teacher and longtime Shiloh Baptist Church Deacon Earl J. Wilson Sr. to fill the vacant seat ...


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz visit council tenants in Upton Park | Latest Newham News  Newham Recorder

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited some of Newham's council tenants to find out about their houses and the borough's plan to build 1000 new homes in the ...


Croydon's Purley Way could get even more traffic and pollution from HGVs says MP  MyLondon

But Sutton Council says it's nothing to do with the Beddington incinerator.


Bin lorries raising awareness of EU citizens' rights after Brexit tell them 'this is your home'  Sky News

One passer-by suggests they "weren't the best place" for the advert, as Tower Hamlets Council is praised for its initiative.


Proposed population-based council funding formula would hit deprived areas  Public Sector Executive

Government proposals to assess local authorities' spending needs based on population will only divert funding from councils serving deprived areas to those ...


Only Fools and Horses fans urged to back gold Del statue at site of show’s ‘Nelson Mandela House’  The Irish Sun

Harlech Tower in London's Acton - used to portray the fictional Nelson Mandela House - is due to be demolished to make way for £1billion flats.


Funding for homes and a new railway station in North London  IanVisits

Two major new housing communities will be built in London alongside new railway stations, the government has announced. The larger investment will see ...


Solid turnout for public input meeting on London's transit options  CTV News London

More than 100 Londoners turned out at Centennial Hall to comment on the list of 19 transit projects under consideration by council.


Extinction Rebellion co-founder 'shut out' at London fashion show  The Guardian

Clare Farrell, co-founder of the environmental action group Extinction Rebellion, claimed she was barred from entering a show at London fashion week two days ...


London council waves Pride flag with seventh black stripe on LGBTI History Month  Gay Star News

Brent, in North West London, is raising spirits for its high BAME population by raising a pride flag with a difference; a seventh stripe.


Council may ‘land-grab’ in row with company behind £12bn Earl’s Court scheme  Evening Standard

Council bosses today raised the stakes in their long-running battle with the property giant behind the £12 billion regeneration of Earl's Court. Labour-run ...


New QPR stadium: Council's £425m plan for 45,000-seat arena  Evening Standard

QPR could move into a multi-purpose entertainment arena with a capacity of up to 45000 under plans drawn up by Hammersmith & Fulham council.


Calls to redirect £30bn Crossrail 2 investment into tackling poverty in outer London  LocalGov

The £30bn investment for the proposed Crossrail 2 project linking north and south London should be switched to tackling poverty in the suburbs instead, ...


Inflation-busting council tax rises for households in England  Sky News

Council tax for households in England will rise by 4.5% on average from April according to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa).


Council making £145000 "profit" from "illegal" newsletter  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Waltham Forest Council has revealed it is making nearly £145000 in profit on its “illegal” newsletter.


Shop loses alcohol licence after schoolgirls turn up drunk to classes  East London Advertiser

A newsagent has been stripped of its licence following claims it sold vodka to schoolgirls who turned up drunk to morning lessons.


Review London Marriott County Hall Hotel | Hotels  London On The Inside

Being one of the most photographed hotels in the world means that the London Marriott County Hall offers Londoners a truly unique perspective of the capital.


Household bills to rise in April: ‘I haven’t used my fridge since December – I’m already living day to day’  iNews

April is a month marked by utility price hikes, when council tax, water, gas and electricity costs will go up, among other household bills. On 1 April, Council tax ...


New London council to take up plan to consolidate city offices  theday.com

New London — The city will open bids Thursday from the two companies offering to lease space in anticipation of its fast-moving plans to consolidate ...


New London council ponders replacement for Nolan - News from southeastern Connecticut  theday.com

New London — With City Councilor Anthony Nolan headed to Hartford, the City Council is prepared to vote as early as Monday on his replacement.


Estate demolition public meeting, Sun 24th March, 3pm, Prince Regent pub, SE24  BrixtonBuzz

Lambeth Council has shown itself to be awfully keen on proposing demolition of council estates without the consent of its residents, and two groups are getting ...


King's College London and British Safety Council launch Canairy, for outdoor workers  FE News

A unique app launched today by King's College London for the British Safety Council's Time to Breathe campaign, provides outdoor workers with information to ...


BBC London Live: Latest updates  BBC News

Bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from around London.


Council’s depot project completion is first phase of regenerating Penrith Old London Road site  Cumbria Crack

Eden District Council and Amey representatives outside the new Environmental and Building Services depot at Old London Road in Penrith. The first phase of ...


Taoiseach meets Tusk in Dublin ahead of EU Council summit  Independent.ie

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar is meeting with EU Council President Donald Tusk in Dublin today.


OIC women’s council expresses solidarity with New Zealand Muslim community  Daily Sabah

Turkish officials and international Muslim associations have continued their strong condemnations of last week's terrorist attack in New Zealand that left...


Downtown merchants group's budget battle heads to city council  The London Free Press

A heavyweight bout between the city's downtown business agency and some disgruntled members played out at city hall Tuesday afternoon, with no decision on ...


Harrow Council removes child funeral and burial costs  This is Local London

Harrow Council is to scrap child burial fees as it seeks to provide some “small support at a time of great suffering”.


Barnier tells May she must offer 'something new' to get long Brexit extension from EU - Politics live  The Guardian

Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen, including Theresa May chairing cabinet after John Bercow ruled she cannot bring same ...


UK: Karadzic judgement 'important' for global justice  Anadolu Agency

LONDON. Today's ruling giving former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic life in prison for genocide and war crimes is “an important result for international ...


Talk about what social workers do, not where they sit  Communitycare.co.uk

Hot-desking is, and always has been, a very contentious issue in social work. But, in my opinion, it is often the lightning rod for more fundamental, deeper issues.


Art Industry News: Obama Portraitist Kehinde Wiley Is Launching His Own Artist Residency in Senegal + Other Stories  artnet News

Plus, the US Supreme Court declines to hear a case over the National Gallery's Matisse portrait and the UK returns a looted tablet to Iraq.


Fingal County Council giving away free trees  RTE.ie

Fingal County Council is giving away more than 1000 trees ahead of National Tree Week later this month.


Views from the capitals: Macron's appeal to citizens of Europe  European Council on Foreign Relations

Our national offices analyse the responses by their respective governments and the public to Macron's a plea to all Europeans in an op-ed published on 5 March ...


What you need to know about Wednesday's public meeting on transit projects  CBC.ca

The public will get their chance to weigh in on the direction of London's transit future at a public participation meeting set for 3 p.m. today at Centennial Hall.


London council tax rise plan confirmed by mayor Sadiq Khan  BBC News

London's mayor has proposed raising council tax by the maximum amount in his power to help fund policing. Sadiq Khan said an average increase of 46p a ...