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Jonny Ball is a Special Projects Writer for Spotlight and the New Statesman
Local authorities are on the front line of the pandemic response, but some, like Liverpool, are on the edge of bankruptcy.
After ten years of cuts, the pandemic may usher in a new settlement for local government.
Despite hints at returning to the days of illegal budgets and a confrontation with Westminster, pain is far from over in a city haunted by cuts.
Andrew Stephenson told delegates at the New Statesman Northern Powerhouse conference that the government was fully committed to both of the controversial high-speed rail projects.
An exclusive survey of local government representatives in the North of England delivers devastating verdicts on the government's Northern Powerhouse strategy.
The former Tory grandee on why devolution is key to northern prosperity and his own brand of Conservatism.
The combined value of the creative industries to the UK’s GDP is more than £100bn.
A new report by the National Audit Office finds that Liverpool will wait another five years to use its new hospital. But with huge spending pledges on the NHS, will PFI rear its head again?
Grant Shapps told parliament the under-performing franchise could be taken into public ownership by the end of the month
The government pledges an annual spending increase that will leave the health service with £33.9bn more in cash terms within four years.