'Laddish' culture at Cardiff
More than half of female councillors at Cardiff City Council have experienced bullying or intimidation in the last year, a survey of members has found.
Fresh finance warning for Northamptonshire CC
Northamptonshire CC’s finance director has issued an early warning the county already risks missing key savings targets that enabled it to agree a legal budget.
There was a recent moment of drama in the chamber at Birmingham City Council – well, more than usual – when a ceremonial clanger was highlighted.
Councils 'overwhelming' justice system
The incoming head of the family division of the High Court has attacked councils for fuelling the applications ‘crisis’ overwhelming the justice system.
Amey hit by £50m compensation bill - reports
Amey has been ordered to pay Birmingham City Council more than £50m in compensation after the contractor lost a long-running court battle, according to reports.
Khan talks extremism with LGA
Britain’s commissioner for countering extremism met with senior sector figures yesterday to discuss concerns over long-term funding and the response to the far-right threat.
Voter ID trial could have been illegal, according to barristers
The Government trial of checking voter ID in May’s local elections may have been illegal, barristers have argued.
Suspended sentences for Sheffield tree protesters
Suspended prison sentences have been handed to two protesters opposed to tree felling in Sheffield.
COSLA: ‘Delay Frank’s Law to help councils’
Scotland’s councils have called for a delay in the introduction of ‘Frank’s Law’ to help them prepare for a surge in demand for personalised care.
Magistrates can make a difference
Bob Neill asks why more local authorities are not making more use of the valuable skills and perspectives a magistrate within their workforce can provide.
Buckinghamshire districts could legally challenge reorganisation
Buckinghamshire’s districts have not ruled out launching a legal challenge against Government plans for a single unitary council, The MJ understands.
Council warning after schools cash injection
Councils have warned that a £50m investment to create state-of-the-art school places for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) should not be a one-off cash injection.
Council pushes ahead with legal review of reorganisation
Christchurch BC has issued proceedings in the High Court for a judicial review of ministers’ decision to push ahead with local government reorganisation in Dorset.
Kemp: Liverpool have questions to answer
Liverpool is under pressure to answer questions about its appointment of an interim chief and what senior figures knew about allegations against two former executives.
Affluent parents can 'undermine' abuse investigations
City of London Council will train social workers to deal with affluent parents after research showed they can use their status to undermine abuse investigations.
Fitzgerald 'resigns' from Liverpool ahead of crunch meeting
Liverpool City Council’s chief executive, Ged Fitzgerald, is understood to have resigned, days before an independent panel was due to consider his future.
Former councillor loses High Court battle against Sandwell
The former deputy leader of Sandwell MBC has been order to pay almost £140,000 after a failed legal battle against the council ended in the High Court.
Victims call for document disclosure
CSA (child sexual abuse) victims want disclosure of communications between Devon CC, Home Office, insurance firms and police to ascertain whether they colluded in limiting past damages claims.
Future Forum: Councils to face more legal challenges from NHS
Health bosses are likely to launch more legal challenges in the future as funding pressures continue to grow, a policy expert has predicted.
Council chief welcomes 'misleading' judgement
Tower Hamlets LBC’s chief executive has welcomed a judgement that found a Times article about a fostering case was misleading.