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LGA Media Releases

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Community safety

New ban on 'legal highs' which devastate lives backed by councils

26 May 2016

The new ban on so-called ‘legal highs' - which have caused multiple deaths and seen users self-harm, including cutting their wrists with an electric carving knife – has been backed by councils who say it will help them continue cracking down on the devastating harm they cause.

LGA responds to APPG report on ‘absent' children

26 May 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Vice-Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults Inquiry into the safeguarding of ‘absent' children.

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Health

LGA: Response to NAO report on delayed discharges

26 May 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the Local Government Association's (LGA's) Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, responds to the National Audit Office report on discharging older patients from hospital.

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Children and young people

Positive progress for children in care

25 May 2016

Research shows that foster care helps children do better at school, council leaders are highlighting as Foster Care Fortnight moves into its second week.

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Community safety

Music and sports fans at risk of huge rise in online ticket fraud, warn councils

21 May 2016

People desperate to attend major pop concerts, music festivals and sporting events this summer face a greater risk of falling victim to criminals after online ticket fraud soared by 55 per cent, councils warned today.

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Latest news

LGA political balance confirmed

20 May 2016

Following the local elections that took place on 5 May 2016 and independent verification of the results in relation to the political balance of the Local Government Association, the LGA confirms appointment of the LGA Chairman 2016/17.

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Sport

Councils respond to Sport England strategy to tackle inactivity

19 May 2016

Councillor Ian Stephens, Chair of the LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to Sport England's strategy on grassroots sport and tackling inactivity.

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Community safety

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Policing and Crime Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the Local Government Association's Fire Services Management Committee, which represents 48 fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, responds to Policing and Crime Bill.

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Community safety

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Counter-Extremism Bill announced in today's Queen's Speech.

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Community safety

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Soft Drinks Industry Levy

18 May 2016

The Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy announced in today's Queen's Speech.