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Sir Michael Lyons will be publishing his spring paper from his inquiry into local government on 8 May. Sir Michael ...
Sir Michael Lyons will be publishing his spring paper from his inquiry into local government on 8 May. Sir Michael is expected to outline the vision on a new role for local government, 'highlighting the need for a new partnership between central and local government in developing an overall system'.

The Improvement & Development Agency has launched 10 'top tips' for new councillors to help them find their feet after the elections.

The common-sense tips include 'read the council's constitution' and 'develop professional relationships with officers'.
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