Friday brief: Spend of borough council involved in miscarriage of justice lawsuit revealed

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East Northamptonshire Council spent just under £400,000 in its final financial year on payment to legal firms.

The authority, which closed in April this year to make way for the new North unitary, was in a five-year battle with wronged publican Geoff Monks, former landlord of the Snooty Fox in Lowick, who was jailed in the early 2000s for minor food safe…

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