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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Nine years after the council agreed a £10.5m loan to the local football club to refurbish its stadium and develop nearby land, the messy fallout continues.

CROYDON
The borough's first elected mayor has got off to a stumbling start, missing his first appearance before the scrutiny committee and retaining outside interests.

BOURNEMOUTH
More efforts on the part of council leader Drew Mellor to keep scrutiny to the minimum as its debt threshold rises despite warnings from its finance director.

WARRINGTON
The Labour council's debt mountain reached £1.6bn in 2017-18, the last financial year which has been subject to a full audit.

BRISTOL
Five years after the council shut all the city's street toilets, the mayor is being urged to reopen 18 toilets as public spaces are "becoming open sewers".


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