Tory controlled East Cambridgeshire District Council will vote on Thursday to throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water and remove its emerging local plan - and two years of scrutiny - from independent examination.
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.
The county council has been accused of "punishing" Cambridgeshire residents and council staff as both staff and councillors will have to take three days mandatory leave over the Christmas period, the equivalent of a 1.2 per cent pay cut.
Lib Dem Cllr Susan van de Ven called on the council today (October 16) to support a "people's vote" on the terms of Brexit, with the possibility of remaining in the EU if it was decided leaving would be a bad idea.
The leader of the county council has revealed he is spending more time on his role at the combined authority than he is leading the council, as measures to make the combined authority more "democratic" are brought in.