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HERTSMERE
The council leader who failed to appear before a policy review committee as he was "recovering from Covid" was then seen at Rishi Sunak's campaign launch!

BOURNEMOUTH
Auditors have warned that the council's plans to sell thousands of beach huts to itself carries an "inherent risk" to taxpayers' funds.

YORK
The city council chamber, newly refurbished at a cost of £25m, could not be used for a full council meeting because it's not fit for purpose.

MIDDLESBROUGH
An auditor's report says urgent action needs to be taken for the council to get its house in order and stop the government sending in commissioners.

STOCKPORT
A member of the council's licensing committee is suspended from the Tory party for retweeting a number of anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.

BRISTOL
A leaked email reveals that the council created dossiers about "troublesome" parents of children with special needs and passed the info to third parties.


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