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Rise up: Steam from the secret sauna can be seen rising up from the civic centre car park and, left, the generator that powers the facility.
Steam Room Row
Councillor's and staff at Newcastle City Council were caught up in the public anger over MP's expenses when it was revealed that they have access to plush steam room and sauna facilities, all at the tax payers expense.

The steam rooms, located underneath the civic centre car park, have been there for many years and have become part and parcel of daily life for hundreds of councillor's and staff. Many important meetings and negotiations regarding public matters have taken place in the steam rooms when they should have been open to the public.

Councillor's say they have not broken any rules but will consider changing the system to let the public use the facilities.