Residents revolt over a stonking £9.6bn, 15,000-home new town rubber stamped by Labour under the guiding hand of council leader Denise Hyland.
Why four Ukip councillors quit the party in Britain’s only Ukip-controlled authority, leaving the Kippers with a grand majority of, er, one.
How city planning chairman Michael Michael (yes, really) is cashing in after winning permission to build flats on a piece of land he bought for a song.
Rogue traders rejoice as the council (which spent £90k on legal fees for mayor Joe Anderson) cuts trading standards officers from 19 to four.
With a £2bn, 25-year highway maintenance contract, Amey gets busy chopping down trees and getting rid of grass verges to make its life easier.
So. Farewell regeneration guru Kevin Adderley, leaving with a rumoured £100k payout after his grand plan for a £175m trade centre turned to dust.
The independent who stood successfully in May on a ‘transparency and honesty’ ticket… yet failed to mention his conviction for benefit fraud.