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HUNTINGDONSHIRE
Council leader Jason Ablewhite, the newly-elected police commissioner, thinks poking fun at ‘pikeys’ and asylum seekers is just a bit of pub banter.

EDINBURGH
The city’s property conservation scandal – unnecessary work, inflated bills, crony contractors, etc – drags on, more than three years after it was exposed.

SOUTHWARK
Despite strong sales, a profit-sharing deal with property developer Lend Lease leaves the council out of pocket and poring over the small print.

THANET
The Local Government Association praises the Ukip-led council – even though its leader has had difficulty paying his council tax on time.

SOUTH RIBBLE
Leaks from a secret report reveal another council putting children at risk of sexual exploitation by failing to vet local taxi drivers properly.

PEMBROKESHIRE
Following a massive regeneration fraud, sleepy police finally wake up, do some interviews and send a file to the Crown Prosecution Service!

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