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COUNCIL FINANCES
Councils face an anxious wait until December for the government's annual financial settlement, with dozens barely surviving after austerity and Covid.

SHEFFIELD
A councillor accused of flouting official guidelines over meeting with and promoting developers is still trousering his "special responsibility allowance".

WEST LINDSEY
The former leader of the district council pleads guilty to theft by an employee, fraud by abuse of position and forgery, but has not yet given up his seat.

BATH
The council imposes controversial traffic orders on motorists in the city, prompting anger from residents, and disabled people in particular.

WALTHAM FOREST
One bus lane in the London borough generated a whopping £1,334,108.44 in penalty charges in the year from August 2020 to July 2021.


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