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CROYDON
Jo Negrini, former chief exec of the bankrupt council, has resurfaced as a "cities and development consultant" at engineering and planning giant Arup.

SLOUGH
The government has sent in commissioners to take over running the Labour-controlled council, which has debts of £750m.

BRISTOL
Residents are voting next year on whether to scrap the post of mayor, after the Lib Dems won councillors' backing to trigger a referendum.

BLACKPOOL
Having stepped down after claims that he had acted "improperly", the ex-council leader is set to collect his £10,480 allowance despite moving to Devon.

COTSWOLDS
The Tories' former council leader has been disqualified as a councillor after failing to attend any formal council business for six months.

BATH
The council leader has executed a U-turn over the ruling Lib Dems' tinkering with the traffic system, instead blaming his predecessors for the chaos.

CHESTER
The Environment Agency cites flood risk in opposing a planning application for a new building beside the River Dee – even though it was to be a boathouse.


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