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Government's digital innovation fund to launch next weekSubscription

Councils can bid for up to £100,000 funding for digital services from Monday

Judith Blake and James Brokenshire

James Brokenshire accused of 'putting up barriers' to Yorks devoSubscription

Housing and communities secretary perceived to be the “main stumbling block” to a One Yorkshire devolution deal by Leeds City Council’s leader

Nick Rushton

Counties request extra cash amid £1bn savings warningSubscription

“County authorities are in a serious and extremely challenging financial position. The further planned funding cuts… will make this bad situation even worse”

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Westminster plans to bring almo back under council controlSubscription

The almo is to be brought back in-house following numerous complaints over its services and claims of “incompetence and neglect”

Ian Hudspeth

Call for action over unpaid carersSubscription

LGA says carers’ health is suffering, potentially placing further pressure on the health and social care system

St Ives, Cornwall

Cornwall proposes major jobs cuts in response to £77m shortfallSubscription

Director says the council does not want to only provide services “at the statutory minimum” and needed to become ”self-sufficient”

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