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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."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on building safety

"The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we must ensure that those who live, work and visit high-rise and high-risk buildings are safe."

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Delay to FOBT stake cut could cost gamblers £3 billion

"Gambling Commission statistics indicate that on average £5 million a day is being lost on FOBT machines, meaning a two year delay could see £3.6 billion lost before the stake is cut."

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Fake football memorabilia warning as World Cup fever kicks in

“People should always do their research when buying football memorabilia and replica kits. Check the reviews of online sellers, and bear in mind that if something is really cheap, it’s likely to be fake.”

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LGA responds to building safety update

“We look forward to working with the Government, councils and fire chiefs as part of this new Taskforce to do all we can to make certain the buildings which people live, visit and work in are safe today.”

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Councils support Drowning Prevention Week

"We all want our communities to be able to enjoy the open spaces and leisure facilities in their local areas and enjoying the water safely is something that we can all educate ourselves about."

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LGA and Women's Aid raise awareness of domestic abuse ahead of the World Cup

The LGA and Women’s Aid are coming together to raise awareness about domestic abuse ahead of the World Cup with police forces often seeing a rise in referrals on cases of domestic abuse during previous tournaments.

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LGA responds to introduction of medical examiners

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Government’s announcement of the introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification in England.