The leader of Newcastle council has called on the people of the city to work together after budget cuts of a hundred million pounds were agreed.
Over the past four months there have been angry protests over the scale of the cutbacks proposed by the council.
Despite the opposition, councillors voted late last night to approve the new budget.
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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.