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Over the last few weeks we have heard about major cuts in services across the North East.
They have been thrown into sharp focus this week by the announcement that the famous City Pool in Newcastle may have to close.
But the city council would appear to have a fight on its hands over that. Watch the full reprot here:
A Newcastle swimming club has launched an urgent campaign to halt plans to shut down the pool in which it has trained for over thirty years.
The City of Newcastle Amateur Swimming Club trains at Newcastle's City Pool for over seventy hours each week, and the pool has seen three olympians train there, as well as many more swimmers who have represented Great Britain internationally.
Two swimmers from the club, 14-year-old Georgia Darwent and 16-year-old Tom Howley, represented Great Britain this summer at the Olympics.
The club and other swimmers at the pool face eviction if plans go ahead to close City Pool in March 2013.