Council leaders in the Midlands have written to the Local Government Secretary to complain about the effects of budget cuts.
They say deprived areas of Nottingham and Birmingham are suffering the most, and Eric Pickles' plans for more spending reductions will lead to a financial crisis where front-line services can't be protected.
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Isolated wintry showers perhaps giving further, mainly slight, snow accumulations inland.
Staying largely dry for most of the night, but then with a line of showers travelling south across the region through the early hours.
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