£80m cuts threat to turn off street lights

By Jane Candlish

Published: 14/12/2013

STREET lights could be switched off, charges for services could rise and school days could even be shortened as Highland Council tries to slash its spending by £80million.

The local authority has warned people in the north it has tough decisions to make and has not ruled out the possibility of making staff redundant to balance its books.

The council’s ruling SNP-Liberal Democrat-Labour coalition has admitted that finding the savings needed would be a challenge.

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