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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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