GLASGOW City Council spent nearly £40,000 of taxpayers' money getting Jedward and other "X-Factor rejects" to play at a loss-making music event despite facing massive public sector cutbacks and job losses.
GLASGOW City Council spent nearly £40,000 of taxpayers' money getting Jedward and other \"X-Factor rejects\" to play at a loss-making music event despite facing massive public sector cutbacks and job losses.
Irish pop duo Jedward, who came sixth on the X Factor, were among the acts who played in last year's loss-making Glasgow Show
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Glasgow council also shelled out more than £5,000 to hire Take That and Abba tribute acts at last year's Glasgow Show. The concert made a loss of more than £140,000. In 2011, income from the show was £133,148, while the cost to the public purse was £274,126.
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