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SOUTH TYNESIDE
The council leader faces investigation after the leak of a letter from two senior officers detailing a catalogue of interference, abuse and bullying

MALDON
After an independent report on complaints about the leader found against him and several senior Tories deserted him, he has resigned.

ENFIELD
Following a host of scandals involving the Labour group, four members form an independent group, calling the Labour regime “authoritarian”.

CROYDON
After it refused to compromise over the rent it charged for a hotel it owns, the council’s rental income from the hotel is now zero after the tenant went bust.

SOMERSET
THE Advertising Standards Authority has found that “transformation” consultancy Ignite has again failed to be “legal, decent, honest and truthful”.

TOWER HAMLETS
The council has received more emergency government Covid funding than any other London council, yet the borough’s market traders have got just £360 each.


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