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HACKNEY
Council taxpayers have been left holding the virtual can as the council struggles to issue correct bills after a cyber-attack estimated to have cost it at least £10m.

NEW FOREST
The council's leader steps down after pleading guilty to allowing his brother to deposit, store and dismantle unwanted vehicles without authorisation.

CROYDON
The bankrupt council's ruling Labour councillors have found time to concentrate on something really important: internal feuding.

NORTHUMBERLAND
The council secretly set aside £8.6m of Covid funding to cover the legal costs of a falling-out between a contractor and the council's development company.

WILTSHIRE
After winning £75m from a government fund, the council is planning a building spree resulting in almost 5,000 more houses than its 40,835 government target.

SUTTON
Residents of a “luxury” development in Hackbridge have endured 19 outages of heating and hot water. Their supplier is a company operated by the council.


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