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LGA Media Releases

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Health

Councils respond to HSCIC statistics on obesity

28 April 2016

The Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to new statistics out today from HSCIC on obesity, physical activity and diet.

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Children and young people

Councils respond to Education Committee report on mental health of looked-after children

28 April 2016

LGA Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the House of Commons Education Select Committee report on the mental health and well-being of looked-after children.

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Children and young people

LGA Responds to The Children's Society Report

28 April 2016

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responds to the Children's Society report on support for migrant children.

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Transport

LGA responds to EFRA committee report on air pollution

27 April 2016

LGA Environment spokesman Cllr Martin Tett responds to an EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Committee report on air pollution.

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Community safety

Maximum stakes on fixed odds betting machines needs reducing, councils urge

26 April 2016

Councils are urging that the Government should take action to reduce the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Machines (FOBTs) to lower the risk of harm caused by playing on the gaming machines, on which players can lose £300 a minute.

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Children and young people

New figures reveal council maintained schools continue to outperform academies

25 April 2016

New analysis published today by the Local Government Association (LGA) shows that local authority maintained schools continue to perform more highly in Ofsted inspections than academies.

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Health

Restaurants should offer tap water to help fight child obesity

23 April 2016

Restaurants should offer tap water to families dining out, so children have an alternative to a sugary drink, say councils.

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Health

Councils respond to GP rescue package

21 April 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, responds to NHS England's multi-billion pound plan to improve GP services.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to government's commitment to support a further 3,000 ‘at risk' child refugees

21 April 2016

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responds to the Government's announcement that the UK will provide a resettlement route to the UK, specifically designed for ‘Children at Risk' from the Middle East and North Africa region.

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Culture

Councils will be literally lighting up the country to mark the Queen's 90th birthday

20 April 2016

To mark the historic milestone local authorities across the country will be lighting hundreds of beacons. Other celebrations will include parades, brass bands, and themed entertainment days featuring cars from the past 90 years.