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CROYDON
As the Eye had predicted, the council’s external auditor has issued a “report in the public interest” about maladministration and poor financial management.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE
The Tory council’s own building company has been unable to keep up with its loans from the council and has not recorded any income from house sales.

SHEFFIELD
The city council misled the public and acted with a “lack of honesty” during its scheme to fell thousands of trees, the local government ombudsman says.

HAVERING
The council leader will not face further investigation into “gerrymandering” claims after fellow Tories quashed complaints on a technicality.

NORTH NORFOLK
Inspector Knacker is looking at how the council awarded a £30,000 contract to a contact of one of its cabinet members without putting it out to tender.

CAERPHILLY
The council’s former chief exec, who was sacked a year ago after more than six years on fully paid “gardening leave”, is bringing a case for unfair dismissal.


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