Northamptonshire's Conservative MPs have called for Government commissioners to take over the running of the cash-strapped county council.
It comes after the council became the first for around 20 years to bring in emergency controls banning new spending.
In a joint statement, the MPs say the problems are self-inflicted and that they have no faith in the Tory administration. They've called on the Cabinet to resign.
Cllr Heather Smith, the leader of the council, insists the problems are a result of a 'perfect storm' of less government funding and more pressure on services.
Today (February 5th) Northamptonshire County Council announced its final budget proposals - which may be reviewed after the decision to implement the spending controls known as a Section 114 notice.
The notice means no new expenditure is permitted apart from safeguarding vulnerable people and statutory services.
It's in light of the significant risk that the council will not be in a position to deliver a balanced budget by the end of this financial year.
The final budget proposals for 2018/19 include a council tax increase of just under 6%, including the 3% adult social care precept.
Conservative councillors in Corby have condemned some Labour colleages as 'sick and disrespectful' after they disrupted tributes to Baroness Thatcher in a meeting.
The Tories got so angry they walked out after some Labour colleagues interrupted a tribute speech last night by wandering in and out of the chamber. Here's Matthew Hudson's report.
Exclusive figures obtained by ITV News Anglia show councils in our region have made more than £100,000 in the last 5 years from selling information from the electoral register.
Councils say the money is put back into running election services or local community projects. But privacy groups say many people are unaware of how it's used.
With temperatures set to fall this week, Ipswich Borough Council is to re-activate its emergency beds scheme for rough sleepers from Wednesday. The Borough Council runs two emergency beds all year round for people in need but that provision is increased to 12 when temperatures drop sharply.
Beds are available on a first come, first served basis and also come with an offer of housing advice to see if trained staff can provide longer term help. The Council is working with local churches, which are also supplying a winter bed service for people in need.