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DURHAM
The council is trying to save money by not paying its 2,700 teaching assistants during school holidays, while councillors continue to cash in.

SUTTON
The Lib Dem councillor who’s been found guilty of defrauding a local charity for the elderly by using forged cheques.

LEEDS
An offshore-based property developer was lent Ł5m by the council – to pay a fee it owed to the council arising from a planning application.

NORFOLK
Two years after announcing an inquiry into how it became tied to a poor-value contract for a new incinerator, the council has dropped the inquiry.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE
The county council is going to a tribunal in order to keep details of another controversial incinerator contract under wraps.

TORBAY
Popular playing fields in Torquay are under threat from a golf club and property developer – and the council is playing ball with them.

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