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Top stories in this issue (1612):

LIVERPOOL
The city council has been caught in a crude attempt to undermine scrutiny of an application to build a chemical reprocessing plant next to a residential area.

BRISTOL
While 400 residents of a tower block were ordered out of their homes because of safety fears, mayor Marvin Rees was at a conference in Rwanda.

BARNSLEY
Two bars owned by a Lib Dem councillor in a new council-owned development have been repossessed over "substantial unpaid rents of over £100,000".

NORWICH
From his role in a collapsed health business to "liking" hardcore porn on Twitter, the council's leader has not had a good year – and it's just got worse.

PLYMOUTH
Financial turmoil continues to hit the city council, with auditors refusing to sign off its 2019/20 annual accounts amid concerns over a £70m loan.

WIMBLEDON
The All England Club's scheme to expand into Wimbledon Park has suffered a big setback after Wandsworth councillors voted 7-0 against the proposal.

WAKEFIELD
Councillors have told tippers at a waste disposal site at Normanton, hit by flies, contamination and polluted waterways, to vacate the site by the end of the year.


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