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Top stories in this issue (1530):

HACKNEY
The council has botched a large-scale tree-planting scheme aimed at countering climate change, with thousands of saplings dying in the past six months.

CROYDON
“Regeneration practitioner” Jo Negrini has departed suddenly as chief executive of the cash-strapped council, leaving it with debts of £1.5bn.

SOUTH LONDON
Despite Viridor calling the fire brigade over fires at its plants 14 times in four years, the Environment Agency has still taken no enforcement action.

HORSHAM
Councillors have been promised £136m for infrastructure spending on a new town by a speculative developer with no record of new town building.

CORNWALL
A £100m contract to build housing for elderly people and those with special needs has been awarded to a developer without proper scrutiny.


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