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NEWHAM
The council is accused of covering up a £286,000 payment to a corrupt contractor linked to a masonic enclave of crooks, police and officials.

NOTTINGHAM
Instead of passing on £12.5m in “green” taxes from its energy supply venture to relevant agencies, the city council used the money to finance its dying months.

NORTH-EAST LINCOLNSHIRE
The judgement of the council's deputy leader (until recently) looks seriously askew after it emerged that his business partner is a convicted fraudster.

WALTHAM FOREST
The Labour council has gone back on its promise to fit hundreds of 60-minute fire-retardant entrance doors at a 21-storey tower block in the London borough.

MANCHESTER
The city council is keeping faith with a hugely expensive, over-time and over-budget arts centre project it hopes will – one day – deliver a £1.1bn boost.

BOLTON
A councillor elected for Labour who become an Independent in 2019 has now joined the Conservatives – boasting that she's voted Tory since she was 18!


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