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Protests over council cuts

The latest on protests against cuts to libraries, respite care centres and other services in Newcastle - and council budget plans around the North East.

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Cuts force changes in respite care centre

Parents and carers are joining a protest tonight against council cuts which could mean changes to two centres for disabled people in Newcastle.

The two centres at Cheviot View and Castledene provide important respite care for people all across the region.

However, the council has said that it needs to make one hundred million pounds worth of savings, and says that transferring the service to a private provider would be cheaper.

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