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CROYDON
Two lingering mysteries surrounding the financial collapse of the Labour-run south London borough in 2020 might finally be about to be resolved.

LAMBETH
A new edition of the Lambeth People's Audit alleges gross financial mismanagement that has wasted tens of millions of pounds since 2017.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
The unitary council of North Northants features a close-knit bunch of Tory councillors, with five couples, the partner of a local MP and the MP's ex-wife.

ABERDEEN
The £10,000 official portrait of the Lord Provost – by a Russian artist – shows him in front of two Saltire flags – including that of Putin's Russian navy.

SOUTH SOMERSET
Opposition council members are angry at what they claim were attempts by the Lib Dems to bury the "pig gate" scandal ahead of last week's elections.

NOTTINGHAM
The extent of unlawful spending by the Labour-run city council and the arms-length organisation that manages its housing stock is far greater than thought.


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