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Cumbria County Council agree £24m cuts

Councillors voted on a raft of cuts in order to save £24 million this year.

The Council has to save nearly £90 million over three years due to cuts in central government funding.

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Cumbria County Council agree £24m cuts

Following hours of often angry and emotional debate Cumbria councillors have agreed on a controversial budget to save £24m this year.

The county council has to save nearly £90m over three years, and that's on top of £88m it has already saved.

The cuts agreed today include the scrapping of subsidised bus routes and introducing on street parking. Council leaders were accused of betraying rural communities.

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