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LGA Media Releases

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Community safety

Fire Chiefs issue nationwide alert about millions of Chinese lantern 'fireballs' at weddings this summer

1 August 2015

Calls from fire chiefs to think twice before releasing sky lanterns (also known as Chinese lanterns) have been made at the driest time of the year and when wedding season is in full swing across the country.

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Children and young people

Unaccompanied child asylum seeker costs must be reimbursed

31 July 2015

Find out more about the current pressures facing councils dealing with unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

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Health

LGA response to government consultation on proposed public health funding reductions

31 July 2015

LGA responds to government consultation released last week on proposed public health funding reductions.

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Latest news

Funding for free wifi in libraries secured

28 July 2015

Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free WiFi in public libraries across England.

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Latest news

Mark Lloyd appointed new LGA Chief Executive

28 July 2015

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive at Cambridgeshire County Council, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Local Government Association, following interviews with the LGA's political leadership

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Latest news

Campaign to find new councillors launches in Rotherham

27 July 2015

A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change was launched in Rotherham today.

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Environment

Fly-tipping: Councils call for urgent action to save the nation's countryside

25 July 2015

Read LGA Environment Spokesman Cllr Peter Box on the blight of fly-tipping in this green and pleasant land.

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Improvement

Government drive to use land and property for growth

23 July 2015

One Public Estate – a programme run by the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association – encourages local councils to share buildings and services to reduce costs and boost development.

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Finance

LGA responds to proposed 40 per cent cuts

22 July 2015

Councils respond to the government's proposed 40 per cent cut to departmental budgets.

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Localism

Decentralisation and devolution inquiry opens

21 July 2015

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution in the UK is calling for evidence after launching a far-reaching inquiry on devolution and constitutional reform.