Newcastle to get a £1million 'spring clean' ahead of the Great Exhibition of the North

Newcastle is to get a £1 million ‘spring clean’ ahead of the Great Exhibition of the North for the city to look its best for the event.
The city council will use the seven figure budget to sweep the streets, pick up litter, remove dog mess, erase graffiti and cutback overgrown shrubbery.
The plan was revealed as more than half of residents who took part in a survey recently said they were not happy with the state of street cleaning in the city.
After years of austerity residents have grown tired of cutbacks to street cleaning, the council survey found.
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