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HERTSMERE
A Jewish Labour candidate who felt "terrorised" by abuse and death threats has applauded the Tories for finding five members guilty of inciting antisemitism.

ABERDEEN
The city's Lord Provost is suffering some Putin-related embarrassment, having commissioned a Russian artist (pre-invasion) to do his official portrait.

HAVERING
With residents' groups likely to oust Tory council leader Damian White in local elections, the Tories already appear to be lining up his successor.

HOUNSLOW
Another Labour deselection in the west London borough, where a councillor whose meeting attendance record has been unimpressive has got the boot.

BOURNEMOUTH
Controversy surrounds the council's decision to approve two loans totalling £11.4m to an urban regeneration company set up by the council.

SLOUGH
The husband of the council planning committee's vice-chair has been ordered to remove an "unacceptable" ground-floor extension to their home.

BATH & NORTH EAST SOMERSET
Free speech is under attack at the council, with anyone wishing to address councillors now obliged to submit their speech two working days in advance.


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