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HARINGEY
Uproar as the Labour authority picks developer Lendlease as preferred bidder in a £2bn scheme to demolish council estates and put up 5,000 new homes.

NORFOLK
The council changes its story yet again as it tries to justify removing a 10-year-old girl from a foster family on what appear to be spurious grounds.

LIVERPOOL
Police interview city bigwigs past and present in a £2m (and counting) investigation into alleged financial irregularities in council contracts.

CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER
Why officers and police are looking at thousands of pounds of expenditure on a council credit card used by Tory “Mike” Jones when he was council leader.

COUNCIL TAX DEFAULTERS, Pt 94
Our survey of councillors who defaulted on their council tax in 2015-16 hears apologies and excuses from Fenland, Christchurch and Teignbridge.

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