- Tyne Tees
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the final council budget talks taking place at Newcastle Council today.
Proposals to save 100 million pounds over the next three years will be discussed by the full council.
Sunderland Council, who also need to save 37 million pounds over the next year, will also meet today.
Both councils are proposing a freeze on council tax but have had to make savings elsewhere.
Controversial cuts to arts funding and libraries have been passed by Newcastle City Council.
Sunderland City Council have announced their budget for 2013/2014 and have agreed on measures to save 37 million pounds in the coming year.