rotten boroughs

Top stories in this issue (1510):

CORNWALL
Despite fierce opposition, Cornwall council is going ahead with plans to put nearly £12m into building a “spaceport” at Newquay airport.

LEEDS
Leeds city council’s £182,085-a-year chief executive has pocketed an extra £147,921.66 in fees in four years for acting as returning officer in elections.

DUNDEE
A firm hosted a senior Dundee city council officer on a golfing holiday to Spain shortly after being handed an £8.3m contract without it going to tender.

CROYDON
Mystery over the sudden resignation of Croydon councillor Niro Sirisena, who is now the subject of a police investigation after a “serious incident”.

TEIGNBRIDGE
A battle is raging over a plan to build 1,210 homes at a beauty spot near Newton Abbot, south Devon. The proposed £300m development is not popular.

EDEN
The Curse of Gnome has struck a former Tory cabinet member of Eden district council in Cumbria, who is now banned from being a company director.


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