Echo claims victory

The Lincolnshire Echo is claiming another victory in its
long-running battle with Lincolnshire County Council. Council leader
Ian Croft and all nine members of his executive have resigned. Their
decision came less than 36 hours after the Echo highlighted the
findings of a damning auditors’ report which slated the
Conservative-controlled council. The five pages of coverage included a
feature offering “50 Good Reasons…” why the executive should go.The
resignations came 11 months after former council leader Jim Crossley
was jailed for abusing his powers following a series of investigations
by journalists. Echo editor Mike Sassi said: “We hope that, at last, we
might be nearing the end of a sorry saga which has been rumbling on for
almost five years.Lincolnshire’s good name has been dragged through the mud.”.

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