Monthly Archives: October 2010

Spending reduction protests

Spending reduction protests PROTESTS against forthcoming Government cuts were held in Darlington town centre at the weekend. Saturday saw Darlington Against Cuts, a campaign group involving trade unions and community activists, hold a series of speeches in the town centre demonstrating against … Continue reading

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Councils ‘bonkers’ for consultants use

Councils ‘bonkers’ for consultants use COUNCILS in the region have been attacked as “bonkers” for paying consultants to identify budget cuts. The Northern Echo has learnt two authorities –Darlington and North Yorkshire – paid £86,898 and £95,000 respectively to consultants to … Continue reading

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Spending cuts on an unprecedented scale

Spending cuts on an unprecedented scale Much-needed council services are facing the axe as the Government looks to its Comprehensive Spending Review to balance the books. Mark Tallentire reports. THE region’s councils are facing cuts of a scale never seen … Continue reading

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Arts Centre meeting as Darlington Borough Council tries to reduce budget

Arts Centre meeting as Darlington Borough Council tries to reduce budget ARTS and culture should not fall victim to public spending cuts, a North-East town’s residents have declared. Extra seats had to be brought in to accommodate those at a … Continue reading

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Crucial day for future of arts and leisure in town

Crucial day for future of arts and leisure in town CRUNCH meetings will take place today to establish how to protect a North-East town’s museums, theatres and leisure facilities against forthcoming cuts. In what is being seen as a crucial … Continue reading

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CCTV team and will cease investigating videos

CCTV team and will cease investigating videos BUDGET cuts at a council mean surveillance footage of hundreds of crimes will no longer be investigated by a senior council officer on behalf of the police. Darlington Borough Council has removed a … Continue reading

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