Reforms to the way local authorities are funded are probably the most radical – and least discussed – changes made by the Conservative government.
The UK government has been trying to hand planning power over to local people for 50 years – but research reveals it has fallen far short of its goals.
The UK's surviving urban commons are precious green spaces, but the laws that protect them are confusing, complicated and in some cases outdated.
Poverty leaves people feeling unable to take responsibility for their future – but community programmes can empower young people to take control.
Regional authorities require real teeth to protect their towns from big shocks like factory closures.
We found hundreds of local council workers willing to give out login details for government systems without realising.
It's not just affecting areas in post-industrial decline – retail spaces are closing and losing value across England and Wales.
Westminster holds its power tight, but that could be bad news for cities and regions.
What happens in Bristol could set an important precedent for councils to step up and defend their local community's interests.
An algorithm based on commuting patterns makes new 'Greater Glasgow' the biggest local authority in the UK.
In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
The workplace parking levy is a simple idea, but tricky to implement.
Street lighting may not actually reduce crime – but it can make people feel safer at night.
It may come as a shock to discover that businesses are allowed to pay local authorities for advice on environmental health standards and food labelling.
Sure Start centres are shutting or becoming ‘hubs’, but will they still provide the services which local families value and need?
This is how the working-class traders of Chrisp Street Market stood up to property developers – and won.
Growing numbers of people are using food banks to feed themselves and their families. But many areas where residents face a high risk of food poverty are under-serviced.
The strategy's focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail.
It seems counterintuitive that cuts to teen-pregnancy prevention programmes should lead to fewer pregnancies, but that's what the latest research finds.