CUTS totalling tens of millions of pounds have been passed by the county council in a “dark day for Hampshire” with pensioners and tip users potentially facing further charges to save vital services.

Councillors on Hampshire County Council (HCC) passed sweeping budget cuts on Thursday last week, as the authority battles to make savings of £140 million by April 2019.

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