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CAMBRIDGESHIRE & PETERBOROUGH
The elected mayor of the combined authority is making an expensive pig’s ear of running what was meant to be a lean and mean operations.

SOUTHEND
A former senior officer is awaiting sentence after admitting defrauding the council out of more than £300,000.

CARMARTHENSHIRE
Red faces all round as the county dumps its chosen development partner for a £200m ‘life science and wellbeing’ village over glaring conflicts of interest.

CROYDON
Promotion (and higher allowances) beckon for the ex-planning chair said to have broken the rules by whipping members to vote in a pre-determined way.

BRECKLAND
The council pours millions into commercially questionable property deals but doesn’t tell taxpayers what it has bought or for how much.

SCARBOROUGH
Officers are up to their old tricks again, intercepting emails from a former employee in dispute with the council without councillors’ knowledge.


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