Eight out of 10 retailers are breaking the law on underage knife sales in some areas, the LGA has found.
The Government has announced a ban on combustible materials in external cladding systems, including the type used to refurbish Grenfell Tower, being used on buildings more than 18 metres high.
The number of children and young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes – normally only seen in adults and often linked to obesity – has soared by around 40 per cent in just four years, to more than 700 cases, the LGA has warned.
Analysis by the Fawcett Society has found that, in the centenary year of some women being able to vote in parliamentary elections, 97 per cent of councils remain male-dominated.
The LGA has warned that record demand for sexual health services in England is putting the system under huge pressure and leaving people facing longer waits for appointments.
Thousands of children face missing out on a secondary school place in the next five years, with more than half of all councils in England at risk of not being able to meet demand, according to new analysis by the LGA.
Councils overspent on children’s services by £816 million last year and are increasingly having to divert money from other services to meet an unprecedented surge in demand for care services, the LGA has warned.