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Can those in power afford to say 'no' to controversial nuclear waste plans in Cumbria? Steph McGovern investigates the impact of arts funding cuts in Newcastle. Snow and ice can cause winter misery for many of us. So what's being done to try to ease the suffering? We meet a man who says he has some of the answers.

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29 minutes

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Mon 28 Jan 2013 19:30
BBC One North East & Cumbria

Newcastle's culture cuts

Newcastle's culture cuts

Steph McGovern investigates arts funding cuts in Newcastle and asks if they will provide a model for other British cities.


Newcastle City Council has announced plans to scrap £1.2 million in subsidies to theatres and other arts venues.


Watch a video feature from the film on the BBC News website.

Cumbria's nuclear decision

Cumbria's nuclear decision

Cumbria's nuclear decision has a 100,000 year legacy.


On BBC Inside Out we will been looking at those who willl have to bear the responsibility of making that decision.


Read Chris Jackson's correspondent blog post on the BBC News website. 

Cumbria nuclear waste dump

Cumbria nuclear waste dump

Britain needs to find a site for the long-term underground storage of high-level radioactive waste.


With some of it staying dangerous for up to 100,000 years, the government's agreed solution is to bury it - permanently.


Three Cumbria councils are due to vote on Wednesday on whether to proceed to the next stage in the process of investigating whether such a facility would be possible - and safe - in the county.


Read the full story on the BBC News website. 


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