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ESSEX
The county council's former "head of strengthening communities" appears to have done quite nicely herself, as well as rewarding friends with generous deals.

WEST SUSSEX
The county council is in financial peril as a result of botched attempts to transfer its back-office data handling software to US software giant Oracle.

DERBY
After opposition councillors successfully removed the Labour leader from office, they failed to put up an opponent to Labour's nominated replacement.

FERMANAGH & OMAGH
The Sinn Fein-dominated district council has taken a dispute over transparency with a local paper to absurd lengths.

CROYDON
The cash-strapped south London borough has sold five blocks of flats built by its failed housing company – and has taken out a loan to buy back 85 flats.

LAMBETH
The council's chief executive has been charged with possession of a class A drug and being in charge of a vehicle while over the alcohol limit.


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