So, this whole LEP business – how has it been for you? To begin with, the Pickles/Cable letter of invitation got some people quite excited.
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I was born into local government and brought up to love it. Not its pomposity, ceremony or status but its capacity to change peoples lives.
The task of translating the rhetoric of Big Society into policy is revealing some fundamental flaws, argues Gabriel Chanan
Anthony Woods Waters reports on a burgeoning relationship between the US city of Little Rock and Newcastle upon Tyne
With less resources around the onus is on organisations to work together. Alison Chambers explains how to ensure things click into place
Back in 2005, when I started the Mind the Gap campaign, an ever increasing void had developed between elected representatives and the electors themselves.
Powers to tackle public health issues are being handed down to the local level. But will it bring about the fundamental shift needed to finally tackle inequality? Clare Goff reports
He’s championed localism from the outside, now James Morris has the chance to drive it from the centre. Clare Goff meets him
Our first Bright Idea comes from Jon Farquhar Simpkin who outlines his vision for a new breed of cooperative
Green spaces should be fertile ground for the Big Society, says Tony Hawkhead. But as one successful scheme proves, it won’t happen without funding