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Telford's landmark footbridge plans approved

Amended plans for an iconic new, cycle-friendly, footbridge have been given the go ahead by Telford & Wrekin Council’s planning committee....Read more

Licensing late night cities: a balancing act for local councils

In the second of three articles on licensing, James Carson from Idox looks at the impact that licensing laws are having on the night-time economy and the tactics other countries are using to create a thriving after-hours culture....Read more

How do services become transformed into digital services and what is the role of service management in digital transformation?

There are too few opportunities for service professionals to browse the shelves of the digital superstore in search of technological and behavioural innovation. Connected Local Government Live will change all that....Read more

35 driverless, electric, minibuses are "on the road" in nine countries

"It's about the first and last mile" says Councillor Hans Mayr who has responsibility for Salzburg's transport portfolio ...Read more

Councillor wants workers to have paid daily sex-breaks

Per-Erik Muskos, a 42-year-old councillor for the town of Övertorneå in Sweden feels that people are not spending enough time together and has tabled a motion allowing employees to take a one-hour, daily, fully paid, sex break....Read more

Councils should make more use of pilots and trials to test innovative policy ideas

Producing The Goods – collaboration as the next frontier of productivity; a new report published by New Local Government Network, points the way to collaborative experimentation and innovation ...Read more

Smart power socket helps keep elderly plugged-in to home life

Birmingham City Council appoints interim chief executive.

Brighton Town Hall to become £10m international trade hub

NE Lincolnshire leader calls for Westminster to back green energy.

Hampshire selects app to replace some adults’ social care

Platform businesses offering "gig-economy" delivery drivers "questionable" contracts written in "gibberish"

Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils send merger document to Sajid Javid

Mid Ulster District Council’s online tendering decision will cost newspaper £18k a year in lost revenue