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Liberty has delivered a letter to Newport City Council urging it to abandon plans which it says constitute a major threat to civil liberties and an "affront" to the city’s Chartist legacy.
There has been widespread anger since an inquiry revealed that at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham from 1997-2013. Yet many adults in Britain are still in denial about the extent and seriousness of child sexual abuse.
The most vulnerable people in Edinburgh, the elderly and children are among those who will be badly affected by city budget reductions.
Some 75 civic organisations have joined together in a call for councils across England to use a new law to help tackle community decline.
Giving the go-ahead for more gaming machines on the high street threatens a surge in problem gambling, say Church groups.
Budget proposals from the UK's first Green-led council have been unveiled for an unprecedented three-month long period of public scrutiny.
Over 80 per cent of local authorities questioned in a new survey agree that more guidance is needed to help them accurately estimate local housing requirements.
Shelter is urging councils to crack down on rogue landlords, as its research reveals they continue to cause misery for tenants across England.
Amnesty International is calling on the UK authorities to stop the planned eviction of up to 86 Irish Traveller families in Essex.
Local government councillors are worried they will be unable to cope with the strain on public services caused by cuts to housing benefit.