Childhood obesity is rising and progress tackling the issue has been “slow”, according to a new report.
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Tens of thousands of children risk missing out on a secondary school place over the next five years as a third of local areas in England face being oversubscribed, an analysis suggests.
Hospitals carried out almost 180 operations every day on children and teens last year to remove rotting teeth, costing the NHS more than £40 million.
Patients whose ill-health may be linked to being overweight should be routinely weighed at appointments to help stave off obesity and spiralling care costs, councils say.
Parents are being urged to check that their children’s vaccinations are up to date to not only protect them from preventable diseases but also avoid putting unnecessary pressure on the NHS in years to come.
People who have been in contact with confirmed coronavirus cases may get a knock on their door if tracers are unable to reach them over the phone.
Local councils want more powers to shut down pubs that fail to comply with social distancing guideline,s after images of crowded venues shared on social media sparked outrage.
Schools must be prioritised over pubs and shops in planning for future coronavirus lockdowns, the Children’s Commissioner for England has warned.
Millions of mobile users may not be receiving the quality of service expected from consulting a network’s coverage checker, it has been warned.
The Aberdeenshire councillor, who is also the president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla), told the Civility in Public Life Event how intimidation and abuse is “fundamentally undermining British democracy”.
The Government’s £50 million funding boost to remove potholes is “a step in the right direction” but councils need more than 230 times that amount, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.