The Council is now facing having to make further savings of £196million by 2019. We are also facing increasing pressure on the concessionary fares budget which we are legally required to support. While we are doing our best to protect essential frontline services, it is impossible to make this level of savings without affecting some services.
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Largely dry with some occasional sunshine this afternoon.
A 16-year-old schoolgirl, whose mum died of breast cancer, has raised £2,750 for the charity Hospiscare to thank them for their support.
Although the crime total has dropped by almost a third, high value farm equipment is still top of the thieves lists.