The Minister of State for Armed Forces, Nick Harvey, hasresponded to protests across the country against defence cuts by saying that the government has taken 'no pleasure' in the decision.
A total of 61 silent vigils took place at war memorials across the country today, including in Newcastle.
The Minister went on to say that while the cuts (which come under as part of a government spending review) were 'regrettable', they have been made with great attention to detail to ensure that the forces remain in a state of balance for the future.
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Showers Saturday afternoon & evening could bring torrential downpours, hail & lightning. Risk of localised flooding and longer journey times