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GUERNSEY
The island's ruling authority relaxed some Covid controls for the visit of Lions rugby coach Warren Gatland – and then he and they ignored remaining rules.

CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE
A senior Tory councillor owns a substantial shareholding in a building firm which has won contracts with the council worth more than £42m in five years.

WILTSHIRE
The unitary council's plan to build tens of thousands of new houses over the next 15 years, despite minimal consultation, is causing much disquiet.

CROYDON
Nine senior officers have left the council since its financial crisis emerged, including one who the council press office insisted last month had not left.

BOURNEMOUTH
Council taxpayers may be left to pick up the tab as a council/developer partnership to regenerate the town centre on council-owned land fizzles out.


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