Southend Echo: 31 October
Library axed – and replaced with council vans in Southend

Darlington Times: 31 October
North Yorkshire | Library becomes hub for Great Ayton 

Hambleton Today: 31 October
North Yorkshire | Award for Great Ayton community library

Reading Chronicle: 31 October
Southcote Community Centre has been extended to provide modern services
Southcote Community Centre has been extended to provide services including a library, children’s centre and upgraded facilities

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October
County Council’s chief executive gives libraries hope
‘Ms Grant said she is personally leading the libraries review and was hoping for a ‘positive outcome’.’

Redditch Standard: 25 October
Worcestershire | Battle begins to save Redditch library services as county makes cuts

Somerset Live: 25 October
15 communities have just a few weeks to save their library
The countdown to changes in Somerset’s library service has been laid out in ful

Somerset Live: 25 October
Reaction to Somerset County Council’s Shepton Mallet library announcement

Bridgwater Mercury: 25 October
Somerset | Friends of North Petherton Library hold first meeting to discuss plans

The Guardian: 23 October
Dear Damian Hinds, What’s so difficult about giving every child a library ticket? | Michael Rosen
Yet another report has shown children who read for pleasure are at an advantage. Yet many children still don’t have books…

Warrington Guardian: 23 October
Plans to boost libraries footfall – Stockton Heath site set for £170k work

Warrington Guardian: 23 October
LiveWire and Culture Warrington save council £17m in six years

Chronicle Live: 19 October
Newcastle | Meet the Fenham residents backing divisive plans for an addiction recovery hub at their library

Chronicle Live: 19 October
Opening of controversial addiction recovery hub at Newcastle library is DELAYED

The Scotsman: 19 October
Pamela Tulloch: 21st century libraries are more popular than football 

Wales Online: 19 October
Blaenau Gwent | Strike action planned as leisure trust staff ‘forced to use food banks’
Aneurin Leisure Trust runs leisure centres, parks and libraries across 18 venues.
In January negotiations began between UNISON, Unite, GMB and Aneurin Leisure Trust over a cost of living pay rise after claims staff have been struggling to “make ends meet”.
But the joint trade unions have since rejected a proposed pay offer of 1% for the period between October 2018 and April 2019, and are now calling on the trust to return to negotiations.

The Star: 19 October
Doubt over £1.3 million Sheffield library transformation after bar company pulls out

Public Finance: 12 October
Government passing on costs of services to public, says major study
Government is increasingly shifting the costs of public services on to citizens as the effects of austerity continue, a CIPFA-backed analysis out today has revealed.

Huffington Post: 12 October
Taxpayers are increasingly having to foot the bill for public services, report reveals

Local Gov: 12 October
Neighbourhood services a ‘serious concern’, report warns 

Messenger: 12 October
Trafford | New “staffless” library offers 24-hour public access

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament
UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting at the British Library on the Euston Road and finishing with a rally in Parliament Square.

The Bookseller: 8 October
Petition calls for ‘ringfencing’ of government library funding 

BBC News: 10 October
Councillors agree Norfolk mobile library savings

Eastern Daily Express: 10 October
Cuts to Norfolk’s mobile libraries agreed

Worcester News: 10 October
Libraries in Worcestershire set to change as users told to ‘use it or lose it’

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 10 October
Worcestershire | Libraries could face closure as people told ‘use it or lose it’ 

Denbighshire Press: 10 October
Library opens new chapter after major refurbishment
‘The improvements made to the library since the refurbishment began in February this year include an IT learning and educational zone, self-service computers to access council and partner services, a refurbished meeting room, a redesigned children’s zone, a new exhibition of historical items and information, and modern shelving, furniture and flooring.’

North Somerset Times: 10 October
North Somerset | Nailsea Library saved from closure 

Yorkshire Evening Post: 10 October
Addingham Library saved

Altrincham Today: 10 October
Trafford | The new Altrincham Library will be self-service – and open in evenings and on Sundays 

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