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Image caption Bin collections are one of the outsourced council services Labour has targeted. Labour wants councils in England to carry out services themselves rather than employ private firms, the shadow chancellor has said. John McDonnell said he wants to limit the outsourcing of services such as bin collections by obliging councils to run them when existing private contracts expire. Cleaning and school dinners could also be taken back in-house under the plans. The government said decisions should be left with local councils. The Confederation of British Industry said Labour's proposal was "an extreme move devoid of evidence yet dripping in dogma". In a speech on Saturday, Mr McDonnell s... Full story

20 July