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The deputy cabinet member for ‘finance and assets’ has to step down when it emerges that he’s been banned from being a company director.

The council repays hundreds of thousands of pounds in grants for repair work that was never done – but no one’s been ripped off, the police decide.

Common sense prevails as the council pulls out of a plan to sell off a former school site cheaply to a weirdo ‘spiritual’ group.

The closure and sale of a respite centre has developers drooling but promises chaos for the parents of children with severe learning difficulties.

Another borough joins the trend for doctoring official footage of council proceedings to spare the blushes of an embarrassed councillor.

Job losses and belt-tightening for staff at a social housing association where the boss, an ex-member of Militant Tendency, has just had a 12.5% rise.

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