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25 July 2014
Restaurants and pub chains must stop dragging their heels and sign up to salt reduction targets to combat the nation's alarming levels of heart attacks and strokes, councils say.
12 July 2014
An obesity action fund should be created by taking a slice of existing tax on fast food, soft drinks and confectionery to help transform the lives of the three and half million overweight or obese children in this country.
8 July 2014
Radical new powers must be given to councils to help transform the lives of millions of people who could be trapped in a future unemployment 'twilight zone', the new leader of local government in England and Wales will say today (July 8).
7 July 2014
Innovative plans have been unveiled by councils which, if implemented, would provide about half a million desperately-needed new homes for hard-pressed families by the end of the decade.
9 July 2014
We've created a dedicated area for the Local Government Association's Chair's speeches. Access the main points from David Sparks' keynote address to the LGA annual conference 2014.