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CAMBRIDGESHIRE & PETERBOROUGH
More on the shambolic aftermath of the mayor’s ‘charity’ ball as it emerges that no money has been given to the social enterprise for which funds were raised.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Just one councillor didn't back a cut in allowances in solidarity with staff who had to take three days unpaid leave – the one who lives 400 miles away in Fife!

CARMARTHENSHIRE
The ordure is hitting the fan in the investigation into Swansea University’s £200m Life Science and Wellbeing Village project, championed by the council’s retiring chief executive.

KING’S LYNN AND WEST NOROLK
Why Local Authorities Shouldn’t Go Into Business, Pt 94: The council sinks nearly £5m into building an innovation centre and seems to have lost the lot.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Police are investigating claims the chief executive tried to stop councillors learning the truth about rocketing costs of a £600m incinerator contract.

SUTTON
Mutterings about cronyism as a former top Lib Dem aide is handed the top job at a Lib Dem council.


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