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CROYDON
The council’s house-building company, which has already taken £262m in public funds without completing a single home, wants another £78m loan.

NORFOLK
The county is in a tizz as the BBC’s Newsnight starts to investigate problems in the children’s services department, long chronicled in Rotten Boroughs.

ABERDEEN
Why Tory city councillor Brett Hunt, who is meant to represent the Bridge of Don ward, is known locally as ‘councillor for the Bridge of Dubai’.

CHESHIRE EAST
Tory leader Rachel Bailey, who referred herself to a standards investigation, says the final report leaves her in the clear. So why not release it publicly?

GATESHEAD
Built a 555-space, £750,000 car park without permission? No problem! If you’re the borough council, just give yourself permission retrospectively.

BIRMINGHAM
The city’s commercial venture, Acivico, a financial basket case with spiralling debts, would cost too much to close down – so it’s carrying on regardless!


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