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LAMBETH
Despite a 23,000-strong housing waiting list, the Labour council has raised more than £150m flogging off council homes and land.

HARROGATE
A venomous Twitter troll account disappears soon after the Eye asks the council’s communications department whether it is run by a council officer.

DUNDEE
The £8m contract for heat and smoke alarm detectors that was awarded without going out to tender.

WEST SUSSEX
No explanation of why a pricey drone, bought to inspect buildings and track heath fires, has never flown operationally

ENFIELD
Council leader Nesil Caliskan is shortlisted for a local government award, after three breaches of the councillors’ code of conduct during her first year as leader.


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