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CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Accounts suggest the county council's wholly owned housing company is heading the same way as Croydon's, which dragged it into bankruptcy.

BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH & POOLE
After the council leader bragged that selling 3,605 beach huts to itself was "within the rules", the government said it was closing the "dodgy" loophole.

NORTHUMBERLAND
The £209,000 payoff to the Tory council's departing chief exec made headlines, but the Eye has seen evidence that it will actually save the council money.

BROMLEY
A Tory councillor is promoting an essay competition for under-21s that will be a handy source for him of political attack lines from bright young things.

BARNET
The London borough that is a byword for municipal privatisation has come unstuck after a Crapita IT contract ended up costing it far more than predicted.


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