The row over a controversial bus lane in Newcastle is continuing as the city council demands a review of the John Dobson Street decision.Read the full story ›
3% of the rise will contribute to funding for adult social care, with 1.95% going towards the council's other services.Read the full story ›
The underground in the Bigg Market have been a landmark since they opened in 1898 - but now they're up for rentRead the full story ›
A serious case review into the death of 16-week-old Tequiilah Burke in Newcastle has identified 'issues with procedures'.Read the full story ›
New restrictions introduced on John Dobson Street have earned the council £400,000 since enforcement cameras went live in February.Read the full story ›
Newcastle Council has voted to approve a £32m cuts package at a meeting this evening.
The announcement comes as the council faces further reductions to its central government grant. £15m will be stripped from the adult social care budget, which will result in 30 full time social workers losing their jobs.
To try and close the funding gap, councillors have also approved a rise of just under 4% to council tax. For Band D households that will mean an increase of twenty six pounds a year.
The council says the Grade II* listed Newcastle landmark needs improvement and failing to invest would also cost millions.Read the full story ›
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.
Newcastle City Council has launched a 'Keep It Clean' campaign to urge people in the city to do their bit to keep their local area keen.Read the full story ›
Newcastle Councillor Dipu Ahad says he's racially abused every day and even receives death threats. He's considered resigning as a resultRead the full story ›