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Councils must not cut charity budgets

By Adam Fleming BBC News Political Correspondent

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles
 Mr Pickles indicated he could take action against councils which overly penalise charities

 

Eric Pickles has said he is considering using the law to prevent local authorities passing on “disproportionate” cuts to charities.

The Communities Secretary told voluntary groups they were entitled to expect that cuts to their grants would not be proportionally bigger than cuts to local authority budgets overall.

Video: Norwich shoppers taken by surprise

Norwich shoppers taken by surprise

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Norwich shoppers taken by surprise as singers break out into song

Norwich shoppers taken by surprise as singers break out into song in John Lewis
Sunday, February 27, 2011
7:13 PM

A Norwich department store was filled with the sound of people singing as awareness was raised of memory-loss conditions.

Members of Come Singing!, singing groups in Norfolk for people of all ages living with dementia, their friends and families, took shoppers by surprise as they broke out in song in John Lewis on Saturday morning.

More than 100 people joined in the spirited rendition of Oh What a Beautiful Morning, as singers sprung up from chairs in the mezzanine cafe bar, lined the balcony and emerged from behind shelves and stands downstairs.

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