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Top stories in this issue (1501):

CAMDEN
Major sense of humour failure after Labour’s Maryam Eslamdoust complains about a cartoon of her £11k mayoral appointment party shows champagne corks popping.

SHEFFIELD
Sheffield becomes the latest council to see a £1bn regeneration partnership with Chinese backers turn to dust (after spending £150k seeking their investment).

GLASGOW
Staff at ‘arm’s length’ organisation Cordia who poured more than £1m down the drain when it was intended for care services are to remain anonymous.

EAST DEVON
After the Tories’ electoral defeat in May, details now emerge of their cosy relationship with developers and disregard for local opposition to projects.

NORFOLK
Thanks to its dozy lawyers, the council is short-changed as it misses out on clawing back money from a failed, £500,000 eco centre project.


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