- Tyne Tees
There has been a surprise £600,000 U-turn on arts funding on Tyneside.
Just months after Newcastle City Council proposed cutting all of its support for the city's venues, it is now launching a fund worth more than a half a million pounds.
The council leader says that he hasn't changed his mind, but that they have found the money elsewhere.
And, if it gets approval, theatres could get council funding again by 2016.
Watch the full report from Dan Ashby below.
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