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ROUNDUP OF LOCAL AUTHORITY STORIES IN THE NATIONAL PRESS

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Tube trains could run until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays under proposal from London mayor Ken Livingstone aimed at ...
Tube trains could run until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays under proposal from London mayor Ken Livingstone aimed at boosting London's 24-hour economy, reports the Financial Times (p6).

The Campaign to Protect Rural England's warning that relaxation of planning guidelines for offshore wind farms could 'devastate' the landscape comes ahead of a planning policy statement on renewables, known as PPS22, which is scheduled to be released by the government before the end of this month, reports The Guardian (p19).

A new study from the University of Liverpool shows that schools hit by this summer's education funding crisis were forced to lay off 21,000 teachers and support staff, and that in almost half the secondary schools surveyed, class sizes increased as a result, reports The Independent (p5).

Guardian Society (p6) profiles the 'shadow' chair of the government's new social care inspectorate, Denise Platt.

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