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Cheshire East council approves £11m cuts

Conservative-controlled Cheshire East Council has voted to accept the 2011-2012budget designed to save  £11.42m over two years, at a potential cost of 500 jobs and  cutbacks in some services.

Conservative-controlled Cheshire East Council has voted to accept the 2011-2012 budget designed to save  £11.42m over two years, at a potential cost of 500 jobs and cutbacks in some services.

The budget was passed at a meeting of the full council at Macclesfield this afternoon, despite opposition fears about changes in services to young people and the elderly and complaints of a lack of detailed figures.

Reporter Rhiannon McDowall provided live updates from the meeting at Macclesfield Town Hall. Click on the grey box below to follow her updates, or click here if you're reading from a mobile device.

 

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Rhiannon McDowall
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Mike Glendinning
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Chris Slater
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