Ministers have been urged to delay expanding their plan to provide free nursery provision for two-year-olds until existing provision is brought up to scratch.
Damning study says there is a lack of support to help Britain’s poorest pay for funerals
The Local Government Authority said the repairs will increase financial pressure facing local authorities
Judge has also ruled that council could sell a house owned by the man
Prime Minister accused of being unaware of the impact of government austerity measures on the city
If your resolution to fight the flab weakens, the only pounds you lose may be in health club bills
Extreme weather set to continue through the weekend
Almost 100 pups were separated from their mothers in December's storms
A major power company is offering to pay for Christmas dinner in local pubs or restaurants for people whose supplies remain cut off today.
Councils across England have been accused of implementing “an unacceptable mass ticketing culture” after the release of figures showing that car parking charges have generated £600m of surplus profit in the past year.
Critics say there is a ‘postcode lottery’ for grants meant to protect the vulnerable
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles could be given power to put a blue pencil through any language with which he disagrees, critics claim
The number of public sector workers on low wages doubles to more than one million, with women and part-time staff disproportionately affected by squeeze on incomes
An event featuring some of the biggest names in the sport is struggling to find funding. Is it because the riders are female?
According to The Dogs' Trust, fouling in public places is on the rise
Children and Families Minister will also pledge £40m extra funding for councils over next three years