Residents could be polled over council tax rise

Residents of Kirklees Council could be asked if they approve of a rise in taxes as their local authority looks to save £70million in the next three years.

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Stark warning over council cuts

A cash-strapped Yorkshire council has told its residents to brace themselves for more tough times ahead.

Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire has already made deep budget cuts. Now it needs to go further and "drastic options" are being considered.

In the firing line are libraries, museums and open-air markets and council tax payers could soon be asked whether they want to pay more to save some of them.

Chris Kiddey reports:

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