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Top stories in this issue (1507):

CAERPHILLY
Six and a half years after being suspended on full pay (£900,000 in total), chief exec Anthony O’Sullivan has finally been sacked – and he’s appealing!

CROYDON
An online video featuring the council leader and a local art dealer attracts the unflattering attention of Banksy’s official verification service, Pest Control.

EDINBURGH
The vice-convenor for finance and resources bows to pressure and steps down from the role after putting taxi rides to the pub and cinema on her expenses.

HARROGATE
Residents and businesses are fuming at the disruption and financial losses caused by the borough’s hosting of the UCI world road cycling championships.

WEST SUSSEX
Following the suspension of chief exec Nathan Elvery, the council leader resigns and three senior officers scurry for the exit.

WALTHAM FOREST
Planning councillors wrestling with an application to pull down a popular water fountain organise a site visit to said fountain – er, right outside the town hall.


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