Lights may not be repaired during the winter, according to the minister Danny Kennedy
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Minister says street lights could be out due to budget cuts

Tens of thousands of street lights could be out across Northern Ireland over the winter due to budget cuts, a Stormont minister has said.

The warning comes from Roads Minister Danny Kennedy whose department is facing £15m cuts.

Mr Kennedy also said he has stopped approving some new work for road maintenance, grass cutting and gully emptying.

He spoke to BBC News NI Political Correspondent Stephen Walker.

  • 06 Aug 2014