Category Archives: In The Press

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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Public Meeting – Arts Centre / Thurs Oct 7th / 7-30pm

Northern Echo Article – Tuesday 28th September 2010 How should Darlington respond to public sector cuts. Should it close its theatre, start a volunteer group to run its swimming pool or privatise its parks? Paul Harman tells why he is … Continue reading

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Latest cuts hit 33 jobs in Darlington . . . but unions fear more will go

Latest cuts hit 33 jobs in Darlington . . . but unions fear more will go Only 33 posts are being made redundant or unfilled in the first round of cuts in Darlington. But union leaders tell reporter Paul Cook they … Continue reading

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Unions call on council to fight Government cuts

Unions call on council to fight Government cuts TRADE unions have urged councillors in Darlington to fight the Government over the level of proposed cuts in a bid to protect services. Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet members last week gave approval … Continue reading

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Arts, sports and parks in Darlington under threat of axe

Arts, sports and parks in Darlington under threat of axe ARTS venues, sports centres and parks in Darlington face potential closure because of funding cuts, the council has warned. People wishing to support services and groups are advised to establish friends … Continue reading

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