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see city governmentcity government,
political administration of urban areas.

The English tradition of incorporating urban units (cities, boroughs, villages, towns) and allowing them freedom in most local matters is general in the United States (see city; local government). The traditional U.
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[Fr., comté,=domain of a count], division of local government in the United States, Great Britain, and many Commonwealth countries. The county developed in England from the shire, a unit of local government that originated in the Saxon settlements of the 5th
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1. a town, esp (in Britain) one that forms the constituency of an MP or that was originally incorporated by royal charter
2. any of the 32 constituent divisions that together with the City of London make up Greater London
3. any of the five constituent divisions of New York City
4. (in the US) a self-governing incorporated municipality
5. (in medieval England) a fortified town or village or a fort
6. (in New Zealand) a small municipality with a governing body
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Mr O'Brien added: "A key issue is the impact that the Coventry Council Core Strategy will have on Nuneaton and Bedworth and the failure of the borough council to formally object to the city authority's plans.
Cllr Marcus Jones, leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: "I am pleased to hear that the Minister is satisfied with our ability to cope with this situation."
The borough council served a notice under the Public Health Act, which Razzaq did not comply with and he subsequently pleaded guilty in court.
I would ask readers if they could please write to the chief executive officer, Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby, imploring that the hens, which have lived there for 1 1/2 years, be allowed to stay.
The Tories' most ambitious plans are in Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, where they have been in opposition for 34 years.
In the latest assessment, announced yesterday, the borough council has leapt two categories, from "weak" to a new official rating of "good" - just one category away from the rarely achieved top ranking of "excellent".
Mother-of-two Julie Harris, aged 36, is the first person in Nuneaton to be jailed for benefit fraud in a prosecution brought by the borough council in tandem with the Department for Work and Pensions.
Nuneaton borough council chiefs say her imprisonment was a warning to others.
Borough mayor Adrian Edgington donned a hard hat to mark the start of work at North Warwickshire Borough Council's offices in South Street, Atherstone.