More than 1,000 march in Norwich over government cuts

More than 1,000 people marched in Norwich on Saturday to oppose government cuts in public services.

Organisers said they had also written to all Norfolk MPs over proposed cuts to finances and jobs at county, district, borough and city councils.

The MPs were asked specifically to help protect budgets for elderly people dependent on preventive services.

Norfolk Coalition Against Cuts want any budget shortfalls to be made up by firms and people avoiding taxes.

Alan Waters, a Norwich councillor, said it was one of the biggest protest marches the city had seen for several years.

"The last one of this size was against Nestle which closed its Norwich factory in the 1990s," he said.

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