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“O&S” struggles to improve recycling

When the Cabinet system was first introduced, a council’s “overview and scrutiny” committee was intended to scrutinise, closely, the work of the executive – providing some sort of reassurance to the wider Council. Councillors were given “call in” powers, by ...

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Doctors on fourth strike to save NHS

As junior doctors begin their fourth episode of industrial action, all the signs are that both their resolve and public support remain solid. The latest recruit to the doctors’ cause is the Patients Association, which has now indicated its formal ...

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John Biggs comes out to play

Labour’s John Biggs promised that he would be accountable to his electors and he’s making a start by coming out from the Town Hall to meet the public at sessions he has called the “Mayoral Assembly”. The Assembly is timed ...

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