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Refunds all round after Liberata, the private firm that collects council tax on behalf of the borough, helped itself to residents’ money several days too early.

Police are asked to investigate allegations that council leader John Beesley failed to make proper declarations of interest as a business consultant.

Not one business, alas, has yet set up shop on the multi-million pound Giant’s Park, a redeveloped landfill site.

The council denies receiving formal complaints over its botched bins deal after rubbish is not collected for weeks. So what were those 7,337 phone calls all about then?

The council appears as feeble as ever as Donald Trump’s golf resort business asks for special treatment over environmental checks.

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