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Source: Fox News

Baltimore's acting mayor says he 'would hate to see' embattled mayor return after book scandals

Today 10:50 GMT

Acting Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young admitted he “would hate to see” embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh return to work after she received $500,000 from the University of Maryland Medical System in what critics have called a “self-dealing” book sale.

BALTIMORE MAYOR CATHERINE PUGH TAKES INDEFINITE LEAVE OF ABSENCE AMID BOOK CONTROVERSY. “I would hate to see it,” Young said during an interview with Baltimore's WYPR-FM radio, though he stopped short of calling for the scandal-ridden mayor to resign. The scandals stem from word that health care firm Kaiser Permanente paid $114,000 for roughly 20,000 copies of Pugh's self-published “Healthy Holly” children's book series between 2015 and 2018, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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Source: The Guradian

TfL commissioner told to consider job over Crossrail delays

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Transport for London’s commissioner should consider his position over his handling of the much-delayed Crossrail project, according to a damning City Hall report.

Khan said last night: “Both the TfL Commissioner and I have been fully transparent about what we knew about the delays to Crossrail, including around the key information that the previous Crossrail leadership gave to TfL and DfT. What is clear is that as joint sponsors, TfL and the Department for Transport should have been told much more, far sooner by the previous Crossrail leadership.”

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Source: The Guradian

'It's clear we won': Istanbul's new mayor keen to start work

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

I just want you to work alongside me so we can do the best possible job for the people who elected us,” the new mayor told several hundred employees, some of whom leaned over balconies and took out phones to film the speech.

It was for Istanbul’s new mayor, Ekrem ?mamo?lu, who last month delivered one of the biggest challenges to Erdo?an’s grip on the country in years. Local elections on 31 March proved to be an unexpected watershed moment in Turkish politics, as usually run-of-the-mill races for mayors and neighbourhood administrators became a referendum on Erdo?an’s handling of the faltering economy.


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