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The Eye’s online interactive map revealing which councils are best and worst for councillors paying their council tax has had some interesting spin-offs.

Cutting the pay of those at the bottom, but handing out raises to their bosses, is the strategy for trimming £30m from the budget.

Financial cock-up as far too many staff meet their targets and earn a raise the council can’t afford.

Children’s services chief to leave after lamentable performance, as Ofsted finds children are still not consistently receiving “good enough” services.

Astonishing u-turn as council announces the publication of three serious case reviews, with another six in the pipeline.

Approval for a huge housing development means trebles all round for one local landowner, who is a cousin of David Cameron and a Tory donor.

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