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school children

Labour would let councils to take over 'failing academies'Subscription

The shadow education secretary has announced plans to abolish free schools and introduce greater local democratic control for academies at conference on Monday.

Dorset screen grab

District offers assets to parishes ahead of reorganisationSubscription

A total of 40 assets will be offered for disposal 

bins

Level of contamination in household recycling revealedSubscription

Contamination rates driven in part by the public’s mistaken assumption recycling information on products means they are collected by all councils

southend high street

Annual business rates revaluations mooted by LabourSubscription

The Labour party will aim to “reinvigorate” high streets 

John Healey

Social housing backing as Labour moots levy on second homesSubscription

John Healey said: “It will fall to Labour to put a brake on the growing gap between Britain’s housing ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’”

finance

Further delay in finalising unitary's accounts to cost extra £300k Subscription

External auditor has identified a number of issues a year after the original deadline 

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