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LGA Media Releases

Councils fly flag for Armed Forces Day

25 June 2016

War veterans and serving military personnel are being honoured by councils for this year's Armed Forces Day.

LGA statement on 'leave' vote in EU referendum

24 June 2016

The LGA has issued a statement on 'leave' vote in EU Referendum

Councils respond to NSPCC's "How Safe Are Our Children?" report

21 June 2016

Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to NSPCC's "How Safe Are Our Children" report.

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Health

'Russian roulette' tumble dryers need recalling, urge fire authorities

18 June 2016

Dangerous tumble dryers prone to exploding into flames need recalling urgently to avoid people "playing Russian roulette" as new figures reveal firefighters are attending three fires a day caused by the appliances.

LGA responds to tragic death of Jo Cox MP

16 June 2016

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, and Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice Chair of the Local Government Association, respond to the tragic death of Labour MP Jo Cox.

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Health

Councils respond to stats on women smoking while pregnant

16 June 2016

The LGA's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to statistics from HSCIC on the number of women smoking while pregnant.

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Environment

Flash floods: councils' awareness campaigns as thundery showers forecast

16 June 2016

Awareness campaigns have been launched by councils nationwide to highlight the dangers of flash floods, which can wreak havoc across communities in just minutes.

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Health

Councils respond to latest NHS health check figures

15 June 2016

Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, says NHS Health Check provides us with real opportunity to help local communities take control of their health and their future.

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Health

Obesity crisis: 500 children suffering Type 2 diabetes is 'wake-up call' for the nation

15 June 2016

The number of children developing Type 2 diabetes, normally only seen in adults, as a result of being overweight or obese should be a "wake up call" to the nation ahead of the Government's forthcoming childhood obesity strategy, warn councils.

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Finance

LGA responds to CLG Committee report on business rates

14 June 2016

Cllr Claire Kober, Resources Portfolio Holder at the LGA, said: "The voice of local government is critical in ensuring the move to localised business rates works effectively. We continue to work alongside government on how the new system should be designed to maximise the potential it offers to our local communities and businesses. This includes how councils can be rewarded for growing their local economies and areas less able to generate business rates income remain protected."