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ROUNDUP OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT STORIES IN THE REGIONAL PRESS

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ASBESTOS CHECKS IN BRADFORD UNEARTH THE SUBSTANCE IN NINE MORE SCHOOLS...
ASBESTOS CHECKS IN BRADFORD UNEARTH THE SUBSTANCE IN NINE MORE SCHOOLS

New checks for asbestos ordered at schools across Bradford have revealed the potentially deadly material in nine more buildings previously given the all-clear. Forty-four schools being modernised and refurbished across the district had to be re-inspected after traces of asbestos were left at Cottingley Village Primary, near Bingley, reports the Yorkshire Post(p1).

ANGER AT DONCASTER MBC'S£42,000 SEARCH FOR SCRUTINEER

It's not a job for the faint hearted but the right person is apparently needed at Doncaster MBC, to oversee how it scrutinises itself. The once rotten Labour borough, which is only just starting to break free from its corruption-tarnished image, has decided to advertise nationally for a head of scrutiny who will be paid£42,000 a year, reports The Yorkshire Post(p3).

SCOTTISH BORDERS LIGHTING SERVICE IN CRISIS

Five hundred streetlights are at risk of falling down unless the Scottish Borders Council comes up with urgent investment. A report on the condition of lighting equipment in the Borders says that the current level of resources means street lamps with a maximum recommended lifespan of 30 years will not be replaced for 132 years, reports The Scotsman.

by assistant editor Neil Watson

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