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Northumberland County Council faces the prospect of having to cut spending by £130m over the next four years.
It comes after Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles published new figures as part of the Local Government Finances Settlement announced today.
Councils face an average cut of 2.9% across the country.
Some authorities in the North East will see their budgets cut by an even bigger proportion.
Councils across the region were told today the extent of overall cuts to funding for 2014/15.
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles published the figures which showed an average cut of 2.9% across the country.
A spokesman for Newcastle Council said they were facing an overall cut to spending of 4.6% - more than ten million pounds - but that the news was what they expected.
Middlesbrough Council is facing a reduction of more than 5%.
Funding cuts to both councils are well above the national average.
ITV News Tyne Tees contacted all of our region's councils about the figures but many said it was too early to tell what the cuts meant for them.