Local News

Labour gets its priorities wrong with city budget

Newcastle City Council passed its 2016-17 budget last night as it cut £30 million of council services with the majority of cuts coming from frontline services whilst back room administration costs are protected. 

Conservatives reject desperate Lib Dem council plans

Plans to merge Newcastle with neighbouring authority North Tyneside have been rejected outright by local Conservatives following calls from senior Lib Dem figures to abolish the two local authorities.

Newcastle City Budget 2016/17 Consultation

Consultation on Newcastle Council's budget plans for 2016/17 ends on the 31st January. This is an opportunity to have a say on the double taxing plans of the Labour Council as well as how they intend to spend your money.    

Benefits claims down by half in Newcastle East

Newcastle East parliamentary candidate, Duncan Crute has welcomed new figures showing 1,681 fewer people in Newcastle East claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 - a 50% per cent drop.