Victims whose testimonies helped convict 18 people of exploiting and abusing young girls are praised by the leader of Newcastle Council.Read the full story ›
‘Operation Shelter’ started in December 2013 after a vulnerable adult and young woman talked to social services about abuse allegationsRead the full story ›
An employee accidentally attached an internal spreadsheet to emails inviting adoptive parents to the council's annual adoption partyRead the full story ›
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 ›