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Manchester council pass £80m budget cuts

Residents in Manchester will see their council tax rise by almost 4% as the City Council seeks to make savings of £80m over the next two years.

A flash mob of protestors wearing masks of the council leader Sir Richard Leese made their feelings known outside the Town Hall last night.

Council tax will go up 3.7%, the highest in the north west.

They are now looking at ways to work with the community to keep a number of swimming pools open.

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Political reporter Daniel Hewitt on how councils are reacting to the cuts

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Interesting comparing reaction to cuts from Labour-run councils in Great Manchester (9) & the only Tory-run council, Trafford....

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Trafford Council: We're at the forefront of managing reduced finances, achieving innovative groundbreaking efficiencies across our services.

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Joe Anderson Mayor of Liverpool: [Tory's are] in danger of creating a deeply divided nation. Forces of social unrest could start to smoulder

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