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Top stories in this issue (1617):

BRIGHTON & HOVE
Two councillors expelled from Labour over election irregularities turned up for less than an hour of a five-hour council meeting – protecting their allowances.

CUMBERLAND
The contract for the council's new doorstep recycling collection scheme for small electrical items has gone to a company run by the leader of the council.

THURROCK
The Tory council has given way to pressure and voted in favour of a public inquiry into the events that led to its bankruptcy last year.

WALTHAM FOREST
The wage bill for senior staff at the Labour London borough has shot up in recent years, but it is also the sixth most complained-about council in England.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Gloucestershire Police has called for a review of the licence of a social club in Stroud owned since last year by a scandal-hit councillor.

CROYDON
The council has doled out £195 motoring fines to thousands of drivers despite failing to send out 3,138 penalty charge notices thanks to a "computer glitch".

BRISTOL
The city council has a new "digital strategic partner". The recipient of this £25m, five-year contract? Er… Fujitsu!


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