Job protest in Great Yarmouth

Union members and activists will be protesting about government spending cuts outside Great Yarmouth town hall on Thursday night.

The Yarmouth Against Public Service Cuts protest from 6pm to 7pm will be urging borough councillors to challenge the government over the cuts announced last week.

Chancellor George Osborne has told the council it will lose 28pc of funding over the next four years to help balance the nation's books.

Members of Yarmouth Against Public Service Cuts believe the national debt should be reduced instead by taxing the rich and recouping money from bankers.

Ruth Thacker, one of the protest's organisers, said: 'We know the alternatives are the fairer options for reducing the deficit and that hitting jobs in the public sector will damage our local economy immeasurably.'