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It’s all about relationships

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What works well in local government

Every chief executive is familiar with problems, challenges and failures – but what about successes? Michael Burton reports on a recent round table debate which looked at the positives in the sector.

From the archive

Two take on Bristol Arena management

The UK’s largest arena operator SMG, in partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation, have been named as the preferred bidder to run the new Bristol Arena.

IoW battles to get £365k back from school contractor

The Isle of Wight Council is facing a legal battle to get £365,000 back from a school building contractor, which has gone into administration.

Authority in line to lose £10m if club is wound up

Northampton BC’s attempts to recoup a £10.25m loan to a football club have gone into extra time after the taxman issued a winding up notice.