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NORFOLK
The county’s housebuilding company has messed up construction of homes so badly they had to be demolished and rebuilt before being occupied.

EPPING
When alerted that a Tory councillor owed three landlords more than £50,000 in unpaid rent and loans, the Conservative party merely, er, shrugged.

HULL
The city council’s only Conservative member has been fined £400 for tipping a burnt-out compost bin and old electrical items on land near his home.

WALTHAM FOREST
One councillor’s efforts to use the council’s £1m to fund community arts have resulted in the depletion of town hall coffers but with nothing to show for it.

ENFIELD
Facing a no-confidence motion, the war-torn Labour group pushed the debate down to the end of the agenda, before the Labour mayor then called “time”.

LIVERPOOL
City councillors are now expected to attend meetings in person again – which is tricky for a Labour councillor who moved to live in Madrid last year.


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