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Councils accused of ‘squandering’ thousands of pounds on hold music

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Councils accused of 'squandering' thousands of pounds of taxpayers' cash on using tracks like Toto's Africa and Shine by Take That as hold musicMany local authorities across the country use royalty-free music on phon...

Pothole potluck: The worst councils reject 99% of claims for damages 

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Pothole potluck: They cause thousands of breakdowns a year, but the worst councils reject 99% of drivers' claims for damagesA record 1.7 million potholes were repaired last year, an increase of 200,000  Rishi Sunak p...

HALF of councils have no invested in new EV charge points in 2021

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HALF of councils have not paid a penny towards public charge points in the last 12 months despite ongoing boom in electric vehicle salesSome 52% of authorities have made zero investment in devices in the last year Th...

Trans athletes DO retain an advantage in sport say Sports councils

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Trans athletes DO retain an advantage in sport and open categories could be used to protect female-only competition, says game-changing report from UK sport councilsUK Sport published guidance on transgender inclusio...

Trans athletes DO retain an advantage in sport say Sports councils

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Trans athletes DO retain an advantage in sport and open categories could be used to protect female-only competition, says game-changing report from UK sport councilsUK Sport published guidance on transgender inclusio...

Councils ‘will be given grants to buy family homes to house refugees’ 

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Councils 'will get special grants to rent or buy large homes' for big Afghan refugee families - some with as many as TWELVE people inMore than 100 councils across the country agreed to take in Afghan refugees  Report...

Councils could refuse bar licences to lower alcohol-related admissions

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Councils could refuse to licence bars and clubs in a bid to reduce hospital admissions as they push to have 'public health' added to their remit to 'prepare for a future pandemic'The LGa has called for public health ...

158 UK councils demand fly-tippers are given a minimum fine of £400

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Fly-tippers should get a MINIMUM fine of £400 to act as a suitable deterrent, councils demand158 local authorities pen note to Sentencing Council demanding changes to law  Penalties for dumping rubbish must be 'signi...

No10 tells councils to STOP ripping up bike lanes – or face fund cuts

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No10 tells councils to STOP ripping up bike lanes - or face funding cuts: Local officials are told not cave in to angry drivers and 'leave cycling and walking routes in place' for at least a yearNo 10 want the cyclin...

Councils rake in £1m in rule-flouting fines

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Councils rake in £1m in rule-flouting fines: Marshals handed out more than 1,200 penalties to businesses for violating Covid restrictions, figures showTown hall Covid marshals handed out more than £1million in fines ...

All councils to get powers to enforce moving traffic offences from Dec

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All councils in England and Wales handed powers to fine drivers £70 for minor traffic offences - such as stopping in yellow-box junctions - from DecemberGovernment has been drawing up plans to extend enforcement for ...

Call for UK councils to let women pinpoint on map ‘unsafe areas’

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East London borough asks women to anonymously pinpoint streets they feel afraid to walk along alone at night on a map, following the murder of Sarah Everard - and Barking station already has 82 pinsBarking and Dagenh...

Council’s plan to remove ‘love locks’ from footbridge provokes outrage

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Council's plan to remove thousands of 'love locks' remembering people's deaths, engagements and weddings from Bakewell footbridge provokes outrageThe Weir Bridge, in Bakewell, Derbyshire, has become a famous tourist ...

£56million lifeline for Britain’s high streets: Fund for council’s

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£56million lifeline for Britain’s high streets: Government unveils fund for council's to spruce up shopping hubs and hold beer and food festivals while cutting red tape so thousands more pubs can open on April 12Up t...

Probe launched to find out if council’s coat of arms is racist

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Slave vessel or Viking warship? Probe is launched to find out if Hammersmith and Fulham council's coat of arms is racist because it features a black shipHammersmith and Fulham council's coat of arms features a black ...

Bungling councils wasted £1m of taxpayers’ cash on cycle lanes

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Bungling councils wasted £1m of taxpayers’ cash turning roads into ‘cycle-friendly zones’ during first lockdown that were torn up amid public outrage weeks laterLocal councils have spent almost £1m reversing controve...

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