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Fresh job cuts on the horizon

Dumfries and Galloway Council Credit: ITV Border

Dumfries and Galloway council have announced budget proposals for 2013/2014, which would see spending cut by £7.2 million.

In the draft budget plans, more staff jobs would be cut through voluntary redundancy and early retirement schemes.

Cuts in educational roles and reduced funding for community projects are just some of the plans proposed in the list of 27 individual saving options.

The full budget proposal can be found here.


West Cumbrian drop-in centres

Members of the public in West Cumbria get to have their say about council budget cuts this week.

A series of drop in sessions are taking place over Copeland Borough Councils proposal to cut more than two and a half million pounds by 2015.

Whitehaven's Civic Hall, Library and Tourist Information Centre are being sold off, further proposals include raising parking charges, removing flowerbeds and closing public toilets.

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