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BRISTOL
An emergency meeting on the city’s loss-making electricity and gas supplier is put on the back burner thanks to the pandemic.

SOUTHWARK
Controversial leader Peter ‘the developer’s friend’ John delays his departure thanks to the ‘unprecedented challenge’ of Covid-19.

MANCHESTER
A senior councillor lauds the city’s empty streets – just six days after bigging up its St Patrick’s Day parade, one of the few in the world to go ahead.

NORFOLK
More conflicting evidence in the ever curiouser saga of Child M, who was removed from foster carers amid contested claims of assault.

GREEWICH
The evangelical New Wine Church, supported in the past by the Labour council, puts out some very dotty advice about the coronavirus outbreak.

BLAENAU GWENT
The executive member for education comes under fire for taking her family away on holiday in term time.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE
‘Let’s get back to work, open our pubs… and get back to normal.’ The Ukip group’s former with a sensible message for everyone in the county.


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