More4 News are broadcasting an investigation this evening into spending by local councils on foreign travel.

The Independent has a preview this morning mentioning Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sunderland. There is also Nottinghamshire County Council (Labour-run at least until next month) which spends £15,000 on air fares plus £45,000 on hotels. A trip to Brussels involved a delegation staying at the Jolly Hotel du Grand at £223 a night.