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Cornwall Council approves £41m of cuts and 2% tax rise

Cornwall Council has agreed a £41 million pound package of savings. Photo: ITV News West Country

Drastic cuts to front line services affecting some of the most vulnerable people in the region have been agreed by Cornwall Council today. The authority has approved £41 million package of savings from April.

Council tax will rise by just under 2% - that's around forty seven pence per week for a Band D property.

£12 million will be cut from adult care and health - including the closure of two respite centres for disabled youngsters.

Library opening hours will also be slashed.

Francesca Carpenter reports:-