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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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Hundreds attend Middlesbrough meeting

Hundreds of people gathered tonight at a public meeting in Middlesbrough being held to discuss proposed library closures.

The writer Anne Cleeves, who created the television series 'Vera', told the public meeting that it would not have been written without the help of public libraries.

She has recently taken a tour of all the libraries threatened with closure in Newcastle.

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