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CHESHIRE EAST
Council taxpayers are lumbered (not for the first time) with a cabinet member for finance who has, ahem, a sub-optimal record of business success.

NORFOLK
The county resorts to snooping on councillors’ emails in an attempt to dissuade them from leaking stories to the diligent Eastern Daily Press.

WALTHAM FOREST
A former Labour councillor disqualified for falsely smearing a Lib Dem opponent as a paedophile is now poised to become a barrister. Hurrah!

LEEDS, LIVERPOOL and CAMBRIDGE
As the gender war grows more toxic, councils bend to pressure from trans activists who aim to close down debate on self-definition and segregated spaces.

LEWISHAM
Why the council’s well regarded chief executive Ian Thomas has lost his job after just five months.

SOUTHWARK
The Lib Dem opposition calls in the district auditor as the Labour council marks a first by paying golden goodbyes to retiring or sacked cabinet members.


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