There have been protests outside county hall in Norfolk where councillors are considering cuts to next year's budgets.
All council departments were asked to look at the possibility of cutting 25 per cent. This meant almost half of Norfolk's libraries were under threat, and a number of fire stations faced closure.
It appears this immediate threat has disappeared, although the councilstill faces making tough decisions.
Norfolk has to find savings of £111 million.
Our reporter Malcolm Robertson is there.