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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Council budget cuts protest

Local authorities in the North West have said they will be making cuts to balance their budget.