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During the political chaos of last year, ministers resigned from Theresa May’s Government like rats leaving a sinking ship.

Debt-hit Northern Ireland council votes for ‘urgent assistance’

Causeway Coast & Glens BC has voted to bring in independent financial advisers after confirming total borrowing of £71.1m.

LGA to hit back at proposed council tax restrictions

The Local Government Association (LGA) is to fight proposals to restrict council tax rises to 2% without the holding of a referendum.

Future Forum North: Emergency planning needs boost amid climate change concerns

Emergency planning training needs to be improved as we face more frequent extreme weather conditions, Rotherham MBC’s assistant chief executive has said.

Housing association adds up its social value

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