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‘Don’t put lives at risk’: Councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning

The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England, said people should think carefully before travelling to beaches, parks and other public places and to get in the habit of checking they are safe to visit, following our reaching of step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.

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‘Don't put lives at risk' : councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning

People need to take all necessary health precautions as Britain looks set to bask in a heatwave and keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly family and friends - while maintaining social distancing – who are most at risk if they catch coronavirus.

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£5.3bn EU cash countdown: regional aid funding to run out in 18 months

Local areas in England are at risk of losing out on £5.3 billion in just 18 months if the Government does not act fast and put in place replacement funding arrangements once the UK leaves the EU, council leaders are warning.

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£10 billion Spending Review investment needed to protect and improve local services

The LGA has used its submission to set out the need for the Chancellor to use the CSR to provide an additional £10.1 billion per year in core funding to councils in England by 2023/24.

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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed

“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."

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Younger people more susceptible to being scammed

The LGA warns that text and call-based scams are on the rise and urges everyone to remind themselves of tell-tale signs that you may have been contacted by a scammer.

Young people today half as likely to get on nation's 'broken' housing ladder

Young people today half as likely to get on nation's 'broken' housing ladder

Young people today are half as likely to own a home as they were 20 years ago, while existing home-owners face being unable to move, according to a new report by the Local Government Association.

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Winner of the LG Challenge 2019 revealed

Rob Comber won over voting delegates and judges with his project that will tackle the educational impact of child poverty through summer schools.

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Water safety should start in the classroom – LGA

“Ahead of the first ever World Drowning Prevention Day, it is more important than ever to highlight the need to be aware of water safety."

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Vast majority of councils say sector-led improvement is right approach

The vast majority of councils say that the LGA’s sector-led improvement is the right approach, according to an independent report.

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