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NORFOLK
The county council’s MD insists the former children’s services director wasn’t paid off when he left – despite the accounts showing a £70k payment.

ROCHDALE
Sunderland’s former head of safeguarding supposedly took early retirement after disastrous failures were unearthed – but now she’s back in work elsewhere.

DAVENTRY
Unable to afford a spur between Daventry and the Grand Union canal, the council is instead spending £8.7m on digging a shorter, dead-end canal.

BURY
A children’s services boss who failed to act after a councillor was charged with making indecent images of children is still in his £110k-a-year post.

ISLE OF WIGHT
A Tory councillor who pretended to be a (convicted paedophile) former colleague online has stepped down from his cabinet role to… write about ethics.

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