It's been described as a poisoned chalice - one of the toughest jobs in politics. But on Thursday, ten candidates will compete to become the mayor of Doncaster.
The Council has been heavily criticised in the past with central government even stepping in to control children's services.
But all of the candidates are promising a break with the past, as our Political Correspondent Paul Brand found out at Doncaster Racecourse, where one candidate will be crowned winner.
Humberside Police are investigating a burglary in which the Mayor of Bridlington Councillor Michael Charlesworth's home was broken into while he was being treated in hospital. The civic chains, valued at £15,000, were among items stolen.
Bridlington's civic chains have been stolen from the home of the mayor who is currently in hospital after suffering a stroke. The chains, valued at £15,000, were stolen from Councillor Michael Charlesworth's house, some time over the weekend.
A safe containing the chains, a wedding ring and engagement ring belonging to the mayor's late wife, together with a Salvation Army charity box, were stolen when his home was burgled between 11am on Friday October 19 and 4.30pm on Sunday October 21.
Cllr Steve Harrison, the Mayor of Goole, is out with the crowds in the town today. Here is a list of the torchbearers running through Goole today.
Councillors in Leeds have issued a joint statement criticising the Government for approving plans to distribute 'deeply unsatisfactory' leaflets to more than 400,000 homes across the city. The document details the forthcoming Mayoral election.
Councillors say voters could be given unbalanced information that could impact on the decision they are being asked to make in May about how their city will be run.
The Council will dispatch the Government approved leaflet this week.
- Cllr Keith Wakefield, Leader, Labour group
- Andrew Carter, Leader, Conservative Group
- Stewart Golton, Leader, Liberal Democrat Group