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LGA RESPONDS TO NAO REPORT ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY

National Audit Office report released today (9 Sept) examines the effectiveness of the government’s approach to reducing childhood obesity in England.

Third of Local Areas Face Secondary School Places Running Out Within 5 Years

Up to a third of local areas in England risk being oversubscribed for secondary school places within five years leaving almost 80,000 young people and their families at risk of missing out on a place, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals today.

Coventry City Council to amend school transport policy following Ombudsman investigation

Coventry City Council has agreed to amend the way it handles appeals about free school transport after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found its policy did not meet statutory guidelines.

URGENT INVESTMENT NEEDED TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY

Failure to urgently invest in #MentalHealth and other vital local services will undermine efforts to boost the country in the next phases of the pandemic, councils in England warn today (6 Aug).  

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES CAN PLAY KEY ROLE IN THE COVID-19 RECOVERY

Councils across the country are backing the creative industries to help drive economic recovery in local areas, the Local Government Association (@LGAcomms) and Creative Industries Federation (@Creative_Fed) set out today (5 Aug). 

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Dyspraxia Lambeth had a status update on Twitter yesterday

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