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Protests against council tax rise and cuts in Durham

Anti-austerity protesters rallied outside Durham County Council as the authority met to vote on its budget for the 2014-15 financial year.

The budget includes £23m of savings and a council tax rise of 1.99%.

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Anti cuts protestors greet councillors arriving at headquarters ahead of Durham budget

Protestors outside Durham County Hall Credit: ITV News

An anti-cuts protest greeted councillors arriving at Durham Council's headquarters to set the authority's budget for 2014-2015.

Durham County Council are voting on its 2014/2015 budget on with the ruling Labour group proposing a 1.99% council tax rise and £23m of cuts.

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