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.
Plans to extend the M11 north of Cambridge through the Fens have "quietly died" due to lack of funding, according to a senior combined authority board member.
An "outrageous" lack of transparency at the combined authority has been slammed as they look to cut almost a quarter of their staffing budget.
Calls for an inquiry into the crisis-hit trust which runs the Cambridge Folk Festival and Big Weekend have been defeated, sparking concerns over a £750,000 bail-out from the council.
Councillors have been left "gobsmacked" and "disturbed" after the authority's chief financial officer was dismissed, making him the fourth to leave in 18 months.
Eighty eight homes in Ely - owned by the RAF but more recently used to house American service families - could be snapped up by East Cambridgeshire District Council.