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LIVERPOOL
The appointment of commissioners to help run Liverpool city council is another unwelcome distraction for the Labour party machine.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Voters will go into next month’s elections without being told if the county’s controversial £600m-plus waste incinerator is value for money.

GLOUCESTER
At Bristol crown court, a former Tory councillor becomes the first person to be convicted of the new offence of “upskirting” after admitting two offences.

HARINGEY
Auditors flag up that the council managed to pay £12m over the odds for an office building – just before Covid scuttled the demand for office space.

SOUTHWARK
Disgraced housing supremo Leo Pollak has, astonishingly, been awarded £5,000 for loss of office – adding to Southwark’s record of rewarding failure.

CALDERDALE
Scott Benton, Tory MP for Blackpool South since 2019, continues to send out mixed messages over his commitments as a local councillor.


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