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25 September 2014
Plans to relax taxi laws could put children at greater risk of sexual exploitation, councils are warning.
23 September 2014
Read the comments of Councillor David Sparks, LGA Chair as he responds to Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester.
19 September 2014
Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the LGA, responds to the 'no' vote in the Scottish independence referendum.
16 September 2014
Responding to Government pledges today to maintain the Barnett Formula, Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the LGA said: "If on Friday morning the UK wakes up to a ‘no' vote, and with it the continuation of the Barnett Formula, there will be an even greater need for English devolution to cities and county areas."
23 August 2014
Millions of illegal cigarettes filled with dead flies, human excrement and abnormally-high levels of cancer-causing chemicals are being taken off the streets by councils cracking down on the black market trade.