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Top stories in this issue (1494):

GUILDFORD
A resurrected ‘garden village’ scheme – ie new homes on the greenbelt – reveals a cosy relationship between council, developer and estate agent.

CARMARTHENSHIRE
The council press officer pens a tribute to departing chief exec Mark James so cloying it will make regular Eye readers reach for the sick bucket.

COTSWOLD
A Tory councillor who objects to attempts by the local Tory MP to manipulate the planning process finds himself, er, not-selected to stand in the May election!

BOURNEMOUTH
Former borough leader John Beesley says he is ‘entirely vindicated’ by a report into his conduct… but other councillors beg to differ.

KING’S LYNN
The council pays a high price for pouring millions into an ‘enterprise centre’ without doing due diligence on who was getting the cash.


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