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WEST SUSSEX
A huge golden goodbye for the sacked chief executive whose three-year tenure was beset by scandal.

SHROPSHIRE
Terrible pothole problems endanger motorists thanks to highways cuts – yet the lane to a councillor’s home was resurfaced.

CROYDON
Council-owned housebuilder Brick by Brick has not registered as an approved provider of the shared ownership schemes it is trying to sell.

LIVERPOOL
A councillor with a ‘bee in his bonnet’ is found guilty of criminal damaging after destroying a security camera installed by a housing association.

SHEFFIELD
Shock as council contractor Amey is nominated for a ‘Keep Britain Tidy award after, er, removing thousands of trees.

KINGSTON
The council is appealing a high court ruling that it must refund thousands of residents who were overcharged for water and sewage.


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