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Thursday 06 May 2010
They are the elections that Britain forgot. A total of 15,785 candidates are fighting for 4,222 local council seats, many in town halls where power has been shared in Lib-Lab or Lib-Con coalitions long before the possibility of a hung Parliament at Westminster was in prospect. The Liberal Democrats hope to win up to 100 seats across the country.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Thursday 01 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Council tax bills in England will rise by an average 1.8% in 2010/11, it was announced today.
Monday 01 March 2010
Tens of thousands of council jobs in England could be at risk over the next five years as local authorities struggle with the fall-out from the recession, according to a survey published today.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Council tax bills in England will rise by an average of 1.6% to £1,194 per household in 2010/11, according to analysis released today.
Friday 08 January 2010
Councils have agreed to try to cut use of salt by a quarter in an attempt to make supplies last for the protracted cold snap, the Transport Secretary says.
Saturday 19 December 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
Sunday 25 October 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown today said he was ready to consider withdrawing the party whip from Labour MPs who refuse to repay expenses, while David Cameron said Tories who did not co-operate would be barred from standing for the party.
Friday 02 October 2009
Labour-controlled London boroughs today vowed to freeze council tax next year as they sought to neutralise Tory promises to keep bills down.
Monday 08 June 2009
Saturday 18 April 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
Local authorities "negligently" deposited almost £33 million in Icelandic banks in the final days before their collapse, the local government spending watchdog warned today.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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