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ENFIELD
Councillors were given a chance to jump the queue at a new Covid-19 testing centre without having to book a slot like actual key workers.

STOKE-ON-TRENT
When the Labour opposition leader suddenly resigned (he is being investigated by Inspector Knacker), a familiar name was ready to step into his shoes.

SURREY HEATH
Despite redactions, a report on the departure of the chief executive reveals that payments to her were “unlawful”.

CROYDON
A planning application for a block of flats next to a nature reserve attracts angry objections from nature-lovers around the world.

LIVERPOOL
It seems elected mayor Joe Anderson still hasn’t got over missing out when Labour picked its candidate for the new post of mayor of Liverpool city region.

SOMERSET
More on the Ignite consultancy’s disastrous “transformation” efforts, including a collapse in efficiency at South Somerset’s planning department.


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