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Cornwall tax rises

Cornwall faces drastic cuts in frontline services, with the possible loss of libraries and leisure centres. Senior council officials say the only way to avoid the cuts is to increase council tax and reduce the funding for those claiming benefits.

Cornwall tax rises and service cuts on the horizon

Cornwall faces drastic cuts in frontline services, which could lead to the loss of libraries and leisure centres. That's the stark warning from senior council officials, who say the only way to avoid the cuts is to increase council tax and reduce the funding for those claiming benefits.

One councillor said it was scaremongering and there were other areas where money could be saved. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

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