Newcastle City council says the Government is cutting council funds at three times the rate in the North East compared to parts of the south.
The council has produced a map that shows that in the next financial year, some councils here will have four per cent less to spend, while authorities in the south will have their budgets increased.
A controversial map produced by Newcastle City Council shows that people in the North East are bearing much higher cuts than those in the south.
The 'heat map' reveals that many councils here have seen funding reduced by more than £225 per head, compared to an increase in southern authority areas.
It also says that the region has seen a near 20% decrease in its spending power, compared to 6.1% in the South East.
Figures out later today could show waiting times at NHS hospitals at their worst level for ten years.
The quarterly statistics that cover October to December of last year may see the health service miss its target of seeing 95% of patients within four hours.
Cliff Mann of the College of Emergency Medicine told the BBC:
A&E units are really busy and services are stretched in many places. There is just not the capacity in the community to get patients out and with record numbers coming in there is gridlock.
The NHS has been given extra money this winter to help it cope, but I am not convinced it has all got through to the places it should. Things are getting very difficult.
135 jobs will go in the North East and North Yorkshire after the administrators of City Link announced a deal to keep the delivery firm afloat foundered.
A workforce of just 371 will remain to process parcels still in the network and to help wind down operations.
Administrators Ernst & Young said that an offer for the firm had been made by a consortium "which offered no money up front" and that no deal had been reached.
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers has announced that it has been made aware of a credible bidder to possibly take over some or all of the City Link trading operation.
"Within the past 24 hours RMT has been made aware of what we believe to be a credible bid to take over some or all of the City Link trading operation.
At this stage we have no further details and we understand the matter is in the hands of the administrators with the government and Vince Cable aware of the situation.
With today key in terms of redundancies RMT is urging the administrators to suspend the redundancy process and work with the Government and ?the administrators to urgently evaluate and act on any viable options that could keep City Link trading as a going concern."
Chris Trattles, who works at the depot in Leeming, says, if he leaves, he leaves with his head high. City Link went into administration on Christmas Eve.
Chris Trattles, who works at City Link in Leeming, North Yorkshire, says he heard that the company had gone into administration on Christmas Day.
The founder of City Link's parent company has revealed that the government knew City Link could fail before the Christmas Day announcement that more than 2,000 workers will lose their jobs.
Jon Moulton told the BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We advised BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) of the possibility of the failure of City Link some days before it went down and we have had no request for a meeting."
The RMT union said they have written to Business Secretary Vince Cable and administrators Ernst and Young to explore options to save the company ahead of the company's expected New Year's Eve closure.
A campaign's been launched to reduce the number of people waiting for vital organ transplants.
Around 7,000 people in the UK are waiting for an operation - some die before a suitable match becomes available.
The government campaign aims to boost numbers on the organ donor register.
Lynn Holt, Transplant Co-ordinator at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle is reminding people in our region to let their family know their wishes.