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Councils are upbeat about "supersized" authorities

Englands biggest council shake-up in thirty years is set to have a positive impact on waste services, according to industry experts. Replacing 44 districts and counties with nine supersized authorities will save £100m, according to ministers. All local services in Cheshire, Bedfordshire, Cornwall, Northumberland, Durham, Shropshire and Wiltshire will be run by unitary authorities. Local Government Minister John Healey said councils hope the new system will ...