Newcastle Council cuts

Newcastle Council announces it will cut 1,300 jobs, close 10 libraries and shut the city pool as part of £90m worth of cuts.

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Young people's services in firing line with council cuts

Libraries, play groups and theatres could all be in the firing line today as Newcastle City Council reveals how it proposes to save ninety million pounds.

They are just a number of services facing the axe as the council has to cut its budget by a third.

The council says that it has to make the savings because its grant from central government has been dramatically reduced.

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