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ENFIELD
The Labour councillor who’s dead against handing over council services to private companies – except when it comes to his own ‘at home’ care company!

DUMFRIES and GALLOWAY
How the authority is racking up a £5m bill on the way to becoming quite possibly Britain’s most rubbish council at recycling.

SOUTH AYRSHIRE
The SNP-Labour coalition spends £45,000 on bilingual road signs in English and Gaelic – in an area where no one speaks Gaelic.

EALING
With five Crossrail stations planned for the leafy London borough, temperatures are rising at the prospect of urbanisation in ‘the queen of the suburbs’.

CHESHIRE EAST
The revolving door spins for former chief exec Mike Suarez, suspended for more than a year on full pay but now heading to PWC.

SWINDON
The £170,000-a-year chief exec who, as returning officer in last month’s elections, managed to give 10 ‘elected’ Tories an extra 2,385 votes each.

MENDIP
Glastonbury’s former Tory mayor Edward James, jailed for 42 months for this role in a currency scam, is back with a new money-making wheeze.


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