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LIVERPOOL
The city scrambles to limit the costly fallout from a regeneration project mired in allegations of fraud, money laundering and cronyism.

CHESHIRE EAST
The fiddling council is at it again – this time falsely manipulating air quality figures to the delight of property developers and, er, itself.

COTSWOLD
As a contentious vote on new housing looms, ruling Tories rearrange the deckchairs on the planning committee to avoid a risky by-election.

GREENWICH
The council happily embraces LGBT Pride – so why did it give a civic award to an evangelical church whose pastor puts anti-gay sermons on the interweb?

CAMBRIDGESHIRE
The Tory county rejects an independent recommendation to raise allowances for councillors – and decides to grant them even more instead!

SUTTON
The ex-chair of the scrutiny committee faces jail for fraud and theft, including siphoning £8k from an old people’s charity of which he was treasurer.

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