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Call for more powers for councils to ban junk food ads

Local authorities have little power to restrict the advertising of food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt – despite the fact that many areas are struggling with high levels of childhood overweight and obesity.

This is the main conclusion of a report by a healthy eating pressure group that makes nine recommendations, including local government being given more power to impose restrictions and tightening restrictions on in-store advertising.