Services spared the axe but cuts bite

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SCHOOLS, sports centres and libraries were all saved from the axe as Falkirk Council prepared its budget for next year.

But services will face changes as the local authority attempts to balance its books against a backdrop of reduced funding was the warning for residents.

A £1.3 billion drop in cash given to the Scottish Government from Westminster has seen the first fall in councils’ grant settlements since the unitary authorities were set up 15 years ago.


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