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Northumberland County Council confirmed it will sell its Morpeth headquarters and move the staff right across the county.
Dan Ashby reports.
Councillor Grant Davey, Labour Leader of Northumberland County Council says the decision to sell off County Hall is about the "wider economy and saving jobs".
The council needs to save £130million and it's hoped by selling the headquarters it can save other services.
Northumberland Councillor David Parker, a Morpeth resident, says selling off County Hall would be "devastating".
It comes after Northumberland County Council has confirmed plans to sell of its headquarters in Morpeth.
The council needs to save £130million and it's hoped by moving staff out of the building it can save other services.
Northumberland County Council has confirmed its headquarters will be sold. The Labour run council will sell off County Hall in Morpeth in a bid to save £130 million.
They want to move workers to smaller, cheaper buildings in places like Ashington, Berwick and Hexham.
The council says it's selling the land to a housing developer, so it can save leisure centres and libraries, livelihoods and jobs.