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LGA Media Releases

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Health

Obesity crisis: Make pub, restaurant and cinema chains show calorie counts says councils

13 February 2016

The Government should make it a requirement for pub, restaurant and cinema chains to spell out calorie content in food and drink, as part of its upcoming child obesity strategy, councils say.

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Transport

LGA responds to Churchill Insurance survey about traffic calming spending

12 February 2016

Cllr Peter Box, LGA Transport spokesman, responds to Churchill Insurance survey on traffic calming spending.

Councils need more powers to limit new alcohol premises

12 February 2016

Councils need greater powers to limit the opening of late-night premises in areas where there are particular concerns about the impact of alcohol on public health.

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Health

Councils respond to new PHE report on life expectancy

12 February 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the LGA's Community and Wellbeing spokesperson, responds to Public Health England's report on life expectancy.

Councils respond to public health grants allocation

11 February 2016

Cllr Nick Forbes, vice chair of the Local Government Association, responds to today's announcement from the Government on the allocation of councils' public health grants.

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Health

LGA responds to NHS England figures on delayed discharges

11 February 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the LGA's Community Wellbeing spokesperson, responds to NHS England figures on delayed discharges.

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Environment

Flooding: New survey reveals 30,000 tonnes of household goods dumped in landfill sites

11 February 2016

The equivalent to almost 30,000 tonnes of water-damaged household goods have had to be dumped in landfill sites after the winter floods, new research reveals.

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Housing

LGA Responds to CLG Committee on Right to Buy Extension

10 February 2016

Cllr Peter Box, Housing spokesman at the Local Government Association responds to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee report on Housing Associations and Right to Buy.

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Localism

LGA Responds to Local Government Finance Settlement

8 February 2016

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association responds to the final Local Government Finance Settlement announced today.

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Culture

LGA statement on National Libraries day

6 February 2016

Councillor Ian Stephens, Chair of the LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, comments on National Libraries Day.