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Top stories in this issue (1535):

NEWHAM
The borough’s Labour deputy mayor has stepped down after a report found he did nothing to prevent or oppose antisemitic abuse of a Jewish councillor.

CROYDON
The borough has effectively declared itself bankrupt, with its chief finance officer pointing the finger at its house-building company, Brick by Brick.

NORFOLK
After spending more than £700,000 refurbishing a building it had acquired, the county council has handed the property back to its original owner for nothing.

SOUTH SOMERSET
The district council is to develop a second battery farm in partnership with Opium Power Ltd – but details of expertise and other investors are elusive.

SUNDERLAND
A Labour councillor has landed himself with a £20,000 bill for damages plus costs after he accused a prominent critic of being a paedophile, on no evidence.


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