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Top stories in this issue (1503):

PEMBROKESHIRE
More on the developer who pocketed EU grants to do up old properties but never got round to doing so. He’s repaid the dosh – and avoided prosecution!

HERSTMERE
The financial scandal over misuse of council-owned Elstree Studios has now embroiled the local Tory MP, one of Boris Johnson’s new cabinet members.

CROYDON
Awkward questions for Veolia, which empties the borough’s bins, after one of its agency workers collapsed and later died on a boiling hot day in July.

REDDITCH
Pathetic Tories stop a group of ageing punks playing at a free festival because they were due to perform ‘Britain is Dead’, criticising the Brexit mess.

SURREY HEATH
The new Lib Dem opposition is asking pesky questions about a 37% pay rise for the chief exec – apparently approved on the quiet by the former Tory leader.

NORTHUMBERLAND
The Tories cling to power with the help of a councillor who lives on the Isle of Man – and hardly ever turns up!


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