SWINDON Council is looking to slash up to 140 posts in a bid to save cash.

As part of the draft budget for 2012/13, announced last night, the council is consulting with staff and union representatives about the job cuts.

The proposals, if given the go-ahead, will see the council saving around £14m.

Council leader Rod Bluh said: "The big problem is the rising demand for our services.

"We really do have to get our heads round to how we're going to work differently to meet these challenges.

"Clearly no job losses are good, and certainly not good for the people who are going to be affected."

The draft budget will be debated in a council cabinet meeting next week.

See tomorrow's Adver for extensive budget coverage and more detail about the job cuts.