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Care home protest in Morpeth

Issue No. 1885

AROUND 400 people met in Morpeth, Northumberland, last week to discuss how to fight the proposal of Northumberland County Council to close three care homes and an adult training centre. Workers from the threatened services also demonstrated outside a meeting of the ruling Labour group of councillors (see picture).

The council says it cannot afford to modernise the care homes. Protesters point out that councillors recently voted themselves a 31 percent increase in allowances.

On Tuesday local radio reported the council was retreating – full story next week.

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Sat 24 Jan 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1885
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