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LGA responds to NICE guidance on improving physical activity

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the NICE draft quality standard for encouraging physical activity.

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Dangerous fake alcohol warning to New Year's Eve revellers

We want people to enjoy their New Year’s Eve celebrations, but anyone buying alcohol needs to look out for signs it could be fake because it could leave them seriously ill and, in extreme cases, cost them their life.

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Response to the House of Commons International Trade Committee report

The UK’s future trade policy will have a significant impact on local government and the communities they serve, creating challenges that need to be addressed but also opportunities to do things differently.

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Response to Future High Streets fund

Many councils throughout the country are already leading the way in transforming the future potential of their town centres in the face of unprecedented changes in shopping habits and the retail landscape.

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Christmas shoppers warned against dangerous, fake "must-have" toys

"To help avoid buying fake and dangerous toys, shoppers should check toys have an authentic CE mark which show they comply with safety regulations, look out for grammar and spelling errors on packaging, buy from well-known and reputable outlets, and resist cheap offers that look too good to be true."

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Supporting carers at Christmas

Christmas is a time for caring and sharing, and unpaid carers across the country will be continuing to provide care for their loved ones throughout the festive season. Unpaid carers are the backbone of our care system.

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LGA responds to NHS funding for 'drunk tanks'

“To help support councils take more pressure off the NHS, government needs to reverse cuts to councils’ public health funding.”

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Response to ONS figures on the number of deaths of homeless people

Every death of a homeless person is preventable. We must make this everybody's business to work together to stop this tragic loss of life and stop homelessness from happening in the first place.

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Councils respond to cut in public health grants allocation

The Government has announced an extra £20 billion for the NHS, but is now taking vital money away from the services which can be used to prevent illness and the need for treatment later down the line.

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LGA responds to Sutton Trust research on Academy chains

Responding to research by the Sutton Trust which reveals two-thirds of academy chains perform below average for disadvantaged pupils, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “This research reinforces the compelling need for the Government to give councils the powers to improve struggling schools. “Councils have a strong track record in school improvement, with 91 per cent of council-maintained schools now good or outstanding while evidence shows councils are better at turning around failing schools than those converted to a