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The Tory council has barred three Lib Dems from voting on the Earl Bathurst's plans to build 2,350 homes on arable land he owns in Cirencester

The £5,000 debt of a Labour councillor who owed three years' council tax has been paid - thanks to a loan from the Bristol city council Labour group.

Council chief exec Mark James was thwarted last month in his attempt to force the sale of a local blogger's home and render her family homeless.

After seven years, a "tri-borough" partnership to deliver council services has got the chop, with the multi-million bill for the failed enterprise still being totted up

The investigation into the role of senior officers in the bypassing of normal contract tendering procedures has been shrouded in secrecy.

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