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Southend Council approves £10million cuts
11:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
SOUTHEND Council has approved £10million cuts for the next financial year.
After a fraught four hour debate, councillors voted 32 to 16 to pass the suggestions put forward by the ruling Tory party.
A raft of amendments posed by the opposition, which included keeping the pier open throughout the winter and retaining free black bin bags, were earlier rejected by just six votes.
Airshow campaigners left disappointed as the annual show's demise was confirmed as a formality.
See how the evening unfolded on the feed below.
LIVE: Southend budget meeting
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