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Austerity Hitting Newcastle’s Quality of Life Hard, Survey Finds

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A survey has revealed that massive central government funding cuts are eroding the quality of life of Newcastle’s residents.  Though the survey – conducted between...

Newcastle City Council to Increase Council Tax and Cut Services

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Newcastle City Council has announced that, due to the government’s ongoing austerity policies, it will have to raise council tax and slash services. In a...

Newcastle City Council Leader Could Get Big Pay Boost

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Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle City Council, could soon be enjoying a significant pay rise. Newcastle’s Independent Remuneration Panel has proposed an increase...

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