Protesters have gathered in Newcastle to vent their anger over cuts to public services.
Newcastle City Council has drawn up plans to save £100 million over three years.
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Brompton, Dalton and Great Langton are among the areas to have received the flood prevention equipment.
Residents are invited to put their ideas forward at a number of drop-in-sessions in the area.
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