Sunderland City Council spent around £25,000 on producing newsletter for local residents last year, a Freedom of Information Act has revealed. 

The request shows that there are five different editions of the newsletter delivered to different areas of the region and all contain different information tailored to the area.

The Sunderland Echo report:

CASH-STRAPPED Sunderland City Council spent almost £25,000 on newsletters for Wearsiders.

Three issues of the newspaper-style Community News were sent to residents last year, including information on council services, events and voluntary groups.

The figures, requested under the Freedom of Information Act, showed it cost £24,071.50 to produce the magazines, including design and printing.

About 124,000 copies are produced per issue, in five areas of the city.

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