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NORFOLK
In its efforts to cut costs in adult social care, the Tory county council is giving millions of pounds to a management consultancy.

NOTTINGHAM
More than 40 families are being served with no-fault eviction notices – so the council can recoup part of a debt from mismanagement of its housing funds.

ENFIELD
A resident seems to have outwitted the London borough over how it granted a lease of half of Whitewebbs Park to Tottenham Hotspur FC.

PLYMOUTH
The cost of a controversial city centre redevelopment has again rocketed, and it could rise even further after the discovery of a 500kg bomb in nearby Keyham.

HARINGEY
Twenty years after being shamed into improving its library services, the London borough has announced a 31 percent cut to its already meagre library budget.

NORTHUMBERLAND
Knacker is to investigate how six senior officers leaving the council were paid more than £1m without the proper authorisation.

HIGHLAND
The council is trying to claim back more than £800,000 it mistakenly continued to pay nearly 600 former members of staff after they had left the authority.


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