Archives for May 28th, 2008

HERITAGE SITES TO GET MORE PLANNING PROTECTION

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 May, 2008

England’s most important historical sites will be given greater protection under proposals which have been put out to consulation. Under the plans all 17 World Heritage Sites would be included in national planning protection rules, putting them for the first time on the same footing as conservation areas, national parks and areas of outstanding beauty.

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COUNCILS CALL FOR CLEARER LABELLING TO BEAT OBESITY

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 May, 2008

Local authority regulators are calling for an overhaul of food and alcohol labelling as a way to tackle rising obesity levels and to give consumers more accurate information about what they are eating and drinking. The Local Government Association is backing a series of changes and LACORS – the Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services – has launched a series of tests to check that food labelling is correct and that products contain acceptable levels of salt, sugars, fats and saturates.

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COMMUNITY COHESION

Abstracts, PublicNet: 28 May, 2008

This publication from Communities and Local Government is a part of the government’s commitment to provide local areas with the support they need to respond to their own particular cohesion challenges. It focuses on what councils could do to both prevent and respond to local issues. It seeks to encourage local authorities to be aware of who is living in their area and how they interact and get on.

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