Residents in Westminster are being urged to be on their guard against telephone fraudsters using bogus council tax repayments in a bid to trick people into handing over their bank account details.
The issue has been highlighted across the UK by several councils, with luckily only one instance in Westminster so far.
A London council has become the first in the UK to role out the use of new satellite technology for residents who have dementia.
Westminster City Council is using "safer walking technology" to help some of the borough's most vulnerable residents lead fuller lives while providing extra reassurance to their families who may be worried about them becoming lost when they go out alone.
Police have dropped an investigation into allegations of fraud against two senior officers at Westminster council.
The case centred on the awarding of a multimillion-pound parking enforcement contract to NSL Services.
London is in danger of losing its status as an economic powerhouse and world-class city unless urgent action is taken, it was warned today (Thursday, 25th March)
A report says the city's leading position has been strained during the economic downturn and it was now facing a serious threat from international rivals.
Five Bills which could dramatically change local government for the better, making it more accountable, improving services and delivering savings of up to £12billion a year have been unveiled by Westminster City Council with the support of a major think tank.
The proposals detailed in the Westminster Living City Manifesto are calling for local authorities to seize control of neighbourhood policing - controlling budgets and setting priorities, abolishing the needless quangos associated with skills and training budgets, and localising business rates to prevent money being sucked out of the areas which are the most economically active.