A 50-strong meeting in Camden, north London, last week slammed the Labour-controlled council’s plans to demolish an old people’s home. People at the meeting were furious to hear that the pay of some directors of council departments is to rise from 79,000 to 83,000.
HEALTH CHIEFS in Huddersfield got a rough ride at an angry public consultation meeting last week. The local health authority is planning to cut all children’s and women’s in-patient services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as ear, nose and throat treatment, oral surgery and ophthalmology. It wants to replace the services with PFI-funded schemes in nearby Halifax. Campaigners have already collected 50,000 signatures on petitions and have held one noisy demonstration.
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