Early education

Petition hopes to save Gateshead pre-school and day care centre

More than 600 people have signed a petition to save a pre-school and day care centre for elderly people in Gateshead

It comes after the Methodist Church announced they were to give 12 weeks notice to staff at the Hardman Centre in Low Fell.

About 60 children attend the pre-school every day and more than 100 elderly people use the drop-in centre each week.

The Methodist Church says the decision to close comes with "great sadness" and is due to rising costs.

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