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BATH & NORTH EAST SOMERSET
Banes faces a huge legal bill, having refused permission for a 5G phone mast soon after indulging "raging fantasies" about their being dangerous.

ABERDEEN
Works by artists ranging from Botticelli to Turner are among a staggering 1,577 items listed as "missing" from the city council's collections.

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
The royal borough is refusing to reveal the names of five councillors who failed to pay council tax during the three years to January 2021.

SOUTH SOMERSET
The Lib Dem council at first refused to identify councillors who hadn't paid their council tax, before naming three Tory members but not a fourth offender.

CLEVELAND
The police watchdog has been asked to investigate police and crime commissioner Steve Turner, but the nature of the allegations remains secret.

WORTHING
Tim Wills has resigned as a councillor after being outed as a supporter of the far-right "Patriotic Alternative" white supremacist group.


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