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Budget 2012

The Chancellor has revealed the Government's plans for the 2012 budget. We look at what it holds and how it will affect the region.

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Food banks and soup kitchen warnings

A Teesside MP has warned that the continuing austerity measures could lead to even more people being forced to rely on food and soup kitchens to support their families.

Speaking in the ongoing budget debate in the Commons, Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham also said women were bearing the brunt of the cuts.

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