New powers and freedoms will give both councillors and the people they represent a greater say over how their services are run.
HMS Lib Dem is springing leaks and listing badly, but commentators should know better than to predict the annihilation of a political party five years out from a general election.
The current system of school admissions is a mess which sees children forced into becoming juvenile commuters.
A lamentable record on regulating gypsy and traveller sites is only just being overturned. But it may be too late to assuage growing anger over the issue.
Health spending may be ringfenced, but the huge costs of the government's reorganisation and a shortfall in funding could lead to cuts in frontline services.
Sketch: Ed Miliband shakes his kaleidoscope
The government's decision to shelve key parts of the Equality Act sets back the cause of equal pay.
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There remain shocking human rights abuses in the West Bank.
Yesterday's vote saw MPs put political calculation far above the future for students - which now appears grim indeed.
New figures have revealed a seat-by-seat breakdown of election spending. It doesn't take long to unearth some interesting results.
See our correspondent's dramatic pictures of the tuition fees protest.