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CORNWALL
Anger as the county's planning committee gives permission for a large four-bedroomed house high up in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

GLASGOW
After the city spent just shy of £650,000 removing graffiti, its “arm's length” property company rented out a retail unit to a shop selling… spray cans.

NORTHUMBERLAND
A confidential report to the audit committee reveals that things haven't changed much since a previous scandal over profligate spending.

ISLE OF WIGHT
Members of the island's independent remuneration panel were surprised to read that they had agreed to give councillors a rise of 2.75 percent. They hadn't!

TOWER HAMLETS
Five councillors with direct pecuniary interests vote to go easy on landlords who own “homes of multiple occupation”.

CROYDON
The bankrupt council has its own night of the long knives as its interim chief executive suspends four executive directors.


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