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TOWER HAMLETS
Mayor John Biggs is thwarted as the Eye and others gain access to 2,000 pages of internal reports and emails naming those suspected of corruption or cover-up.

SURREY HEATH
An ‘investigation’ into the chief exec’s 37% pay rise won’t ruffle any feathers: it’s overseen by her deputy – and may never reveal its terms of reference!

BIRMINGHAM
Congratulations to the city council, which in 2018-19 topped the table of rotten boroughs with 442 complaints to the ombudsman, 77 of which were upheld.

WAKEFIELD
Despite a £22m-plus budget shortfall and 4% rise in local taxes, the council writes off £1m rent it is owed by the operator of a controversial rubbish tip.

ENFIELD
Questions over mayoral charity Enfield Sounds Great, which, two years after landing a five-figure sum, doesn’t appear to have done anything with the cash.


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