The Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis has backed the Taxpayers Alliance. He says it's essential that councils get a grip on pay to ensure a fair deal for the taxpayers in their counties and in their districts.
He says local councils still have massive scope to cut costs to protect front line
services, and that the Local Government pay juggernaut must be halted.
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Train services through Gatwick Airport face delays and disruption after a track fire closed half of the lines at the station.
Network Rail has reopened two of the four lines but two will remain closed for the rest of the day.
Tuesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region