Revised plans have been drawn up to save 100 million pounds from Newcastle City Council's budget.
Some threatened services could now be saved, including respite care centres, but the city pool is still expected to close.
The changes follow months of petitions, public meetings and consultation between the council and local people.
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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has added a new aerial ladder platform (ALP) vehicle to its fleet to improve safety.
A number of projects across the region have received a grant totalling over £1.5m.
Higher food and petrol prices are expected to send inflation to its highest level in 28 months when official figures are released later.