If you are a resident of Edinburgh,Kent, Suffolk or the Cotswolds I strongly recommend picking up the latest issue of Private Eye.
The excellent Rotten Boroughs column reports on:
*The disastrous "Holyrood on wheels" tram fiasco in Edinburgh. The scheme will come in at least £200m over budget, despite the plan having been scaled back from three lines to one, running from Edinburgh airport to St Andrews Square.
The city council has run out of money, and the Scottish government will not pay. As an independent financial assessment has concluded the line will be a loss maker, can private money be found, or will the scheme need to be scrapped?
*Kent county council's leader Paul Carter's anger at the local paper running a story about him planning to take a month off to drive 8,000 miles to Cape Town as part of a classic car rally. Carter will still pick up his £4,775 allowance for the month he is in South Africa.
*The departure and payoff of Andrea Hill, the former chief executive of Suffolk county council. The law firm who investigated her - and found no evidence of wrongdoing - cost the council £115,000, according to Private Eye.
*The Cotswold Water Park scandal, including the jailing of conman Dennis Grant.
Private Eye is only £1.50 - bargain! 1293 is out until August 4.