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LGA Media Releases

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Health

Councils respond to statistics on alcohol-related hospital admissions

30 June 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the LGA's Portfolio Holder for Community Wellbeing, responds to Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) statistics showing a rise in the number of hospital admissions and deaths linked to drinking alcohol.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Ofsted social care annual report

28 June 2016

Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Ofsted Social Care Annual Report.

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.