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Top stories in the latest issue:

LAMBETH
The illegal wheeze whereby senior managers – some on £150,000-plus – are paid via their own companies, and not as full-time employees (which they are).

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
While the Tory-run county council was effectively going bankrupt, some top executives were doing very nicely, thank you.

NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE
Bad news is given a positive spin as the council comes out worst in gender median pay gap disclosures for local government. (34 percent, since you ask.)

ST IVES
The Tories who are standing as ‘Independents for St Ives’ to improve their chances of election to the Cambridgeshire town council.

WOKING
The chief executive is in trouble for offering to put a positive spin on council performance which could be “used politically in election material”!

EDINBURGH
The SNP-Labour coalition claims “many” residents support a rise in council tax. And how many is “many” in the city? Er, just 38.

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