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County Councillors in Devon will debate cutting more than 27 million pounds from its budget later today.
The council is being forced to cut two hundred million pounds from its budget by 2017, because of government spending cuts
Services that could suffer include the county's youth service and care centres for the elderly.
Carers held a crisis meeting today in Barnstaple to talk about the huge cuts being proposed by Devon County Council, which they fear could have a devastating effect on their lives.
Our reporter John Andrews met one carer whose mother has dementia. She relies on using a day centre, which is at risk of closure. Her story is just one of thousands from people waiting anxiously to hear where the axe will fall.