Hundreds of people's jobs are under threat as Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council looks to make further budget cuts.
The council has already removed 700 jobs since 2010 and are expecting "the reduction of a further 400 posts over the next four years".
A spokesperson for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “Despite making £34 million of savings in the last five years, additional reductions to the Council’s budget mean a further £17.2 million of savings need to be delivered over the next three years.
Whilst we will continue to do all we can to protect the most vulnerable of our residents and areas of greatest need, we do need to plan for further changes to help us deliver the required savings.
Since 2010 700 posts have been removed from the organisation and we expect the reduction of a further 400 posts over the next four years.
By having a plan we can manage this as sensitively as possible and minimise compulsory redundancies although this is becoming increasingly difficult.
If approved the council has said, "it will save £800,000 per year.”
The plans will be discussed at a cabinet meeting tonight, September 10th.
Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a Sikh Temple was vandalised with racist graffiti in Thornaby. The incident in the early hours of Wednesday 2nd September.
Anyone with any information should contact Cleveland police on 101.
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The Stockton International Riverside Festival draws to a close on Sunday evening. The annual spectacle features street acts and performers from all around the world.
Organisers believe this year's four-day show attracted record crowds.
- Watch Rachel Bullock's report below.
Cleveland Police have arrested a man after armed officers were called to Surtees Bridge in Thornaby on Friday afternoon (31st July).
The A66 was closed for a short time and numerous rail services delayed while police negotiators dealt with the situation.
Delays have been reported on the roads and railways in and around Thornaby as a police stand-off with a man on the Surtees Bridge in continues.
Police negotiators are currently speaking to the man at the scene.
Delays have been reported on the A66 at Surtees Bridge in Stockton due to a man on a bridge.
Network Rail and the British Transport Police are in attendance.
Northern Rail are reporting delays to numerous rail services in the area due to a police incident.
£100,000 of vital maintenance work is being carried out on the Tees Barrage.Read the full story ›