Serious question-marks about who would be in charge in the event of a national health emergency are hanging over the UK, MPs have warned.
Labour MPs have proposed local councils consider renaming streets after fallen soldiers.
Local authorities could be on the brink of a revolution freeing them from subservience to Whitehall, the leader of Manchester city council has claimed.
Ministers are on track to meet their goal of reducing the number of troubled families, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Contingency plans for the collapse of the euro should be talked about more openly to "soften the blow" to the British public, a leading eurosceptic has said.
Future responses to 'catastrophic' events may be undermined by the coalition's localism drive, a government adviser has told politics.co.uk.
Improving the way the government purchases its stationery and office services has already saved £1 billion, Francis Maude has announced.
Late additions to the list of Labour's councils are improving the party's final showing from last month's local elections.
Labour is poised to win the most seats in the Welsh Assembly elections but could just miss out on an outright majority.
The Liberal Democrats are stopping the Tories from "doing their worst", Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Tavish Scott has said.
Local authorities have a positive approach to street parties which does not reflect ministers' "disingenuous claims", according to the LGA.
Labour councils who are making public service cuts while refusing to dip into their cash reserves are facing criticism from Grant Shapps.
Vince Cable has accused the prime minister of "inflaming extremism", as the two coalition parties clash on immigration.
The Liberal Democrats took a while to "get their act together" in May, the party's deputy leader will admit later.
Local authorities have been told not to "interfere" in royal wedding street parties by senior Conservative figures.
England is at risk of a "planning vacuum" after regional planning is dismantled, an influential committee of MPs has found.
The number of council employees earning six-figure salaries jumped by nearly a fifth last year, figures show.
New data suggesting that local councils in England will freeze their council tax this year has been greeted with relief in government.
Liberals must be willing to engage extremists in argument, Nick Clegg has said.
Councils have been urged to "boldly go beyond the back office" when it comes to shared services
David Cameron has signalled a renewed emphasis on handing public services to the private sector.
The localism bill's provisions on council housing have come under fire from the Local Government Association (LGA) for being too centrist.
Specialist responses from the volunteering sector "won't happen" if the government does not change its course, a homeless charity chief has said.
There are "shocking" discrepancies in the number of bins that councils ask resident to use, according to a report from the Taxpayer's Alliance.
David Cameron's welfare reform launch suffered a minor setback from disruption by a small group of Muslim protesters.