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LGA responds to government's loneliness strategy

For too many people, loneliness is their reality all year round. They are often less able to look after themselves, which can make existing health conditions worse, and are more likely to become reliant on public services sooner.

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Eight in ten retailers selling knives to children in some areas, councils reveal

Eight out of 10 retailers are breaking the law on underage knife sales in some areas, council leaders reveal today. The worrying findings come as latest official figures show a 40 per cent rise in knife crime in England and Wales in the past two years.

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Response to government launch of FGM awareness campaign

“Councils are determined to help stamp out FGM from our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from this horrific form of abuse. “We are pleased the Government has launched this campaign to raise awareness of FGM, which we urge to make use of the invaluable work of the National FGM Centre - a specialist resource that can work in communities across the country - to prevent FGM by working with families and communities to safeguard against this ‘hidden crime’ which can leave victims physically and mentally

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LGA responds to Sajid Javid announcement on funding to tackle serious violence

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chairman of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to announcement by Home Secretary Sajid Javid of a £200 million fund to help target young people at risk of starting a life of crime and violence.

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LGA responds to combustible cladding ban

“It is great that James Brokenshire has listened to our calls for a ban on the use of combustible materials on complex and high-rise buildings."

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Councils issue warning about sale of illegal toxic cosmetics

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cosmetics, including make-up and perfume, have been uncovered by trading standards officers across the country, councils reveal today.

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Response to the announcement of the successful bids for the Trust Relationship Fund

The exploitation of children by street gangs or anyone else has no place in society. We need to reduce incidents of children and young people going missing, being exploited and abused, and entering the criminal justice system.

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LGA responds to a new strategy introduced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards

"The consequences of faulty electrical goods catching fire are devastating, damaging property and in some cases causing loss of life."

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LGA responds to Which? report on unidentifiable fire risk appliances

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to to research by Which? on the increasing number of appliances that cause fires in homes and which cannot be identified.

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Heatwave: bathers warned of drowning risk following recent deaths

"Councils want to make sure everyone is safe around water, which is why we are urging people to follow our advice to be careful and vigilant to the dangers."