A Conservative member of the scrutiny committee that oversees the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA) has backed Mayor James Palmer's bid to increase the number of staff in his personal office.
Mayor James Palmer admitted tonight that £9,385.87 raised by his 'charity' ball last July is yet to be handed over - seven months after he announced the final sum raised would "comfortably top £12,000".
As Ely celebrates its successful markets, in Cambridge a "tourist tax" has been suggested to help rejuvenate Cambridge's historic market square as councillors, traders, and residents discuss ways to make the area better.
An underground station in the market square, self-driving buses, futuristic bike stores, and metros running on former busway tracks has been unveiled in a glimpse into the future of transport in Cambridge.
The combined authority has agreed to lend East Cambs District Council £24million to buy 88 "derelict" former RAF homes in Ely, despite fears it represents a large proportion of the authority's funding for affordable homes.
The high cost of living and working in and around Cambridge has been blamed for problems recruiting staff in some key businesses, and must be addressed if the region is to succeed in the future, a report says.