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 

Press & Journal: 28 September
Over 100 jobs at risk as Moray Council look to implement severe budget cuts
Cuts agreed include reduced opening hours for Buckie, Forres, Keith, Lossiemouth libraries

The Courier: 28 September
‘No decisions’ to cut library hours, Leisure and Culture Dundee insist

Western Telegraph: 28 September
Pembrokeshire | Haverfordwest library to close ahead of town centre move

West Bridgford Wire: 28 September
Nottingham | Overwhelming support for new city library at Broadmarsh site

The Business Desk: 28 September
Relocation of Nottingham’s Central Library takes a step closer

Stoke Sentinel: 28 September
Staffordshire | The village library with 900 different services on offer

Stornoway Gazette: 28 September
Comhairle | Council has put decision on mobile library services on ice
Library services could be delivered via ‘community hubs’ in villages in the future

Somerset Live: 28 September
B&NES lays out argument for One Stop Shop and Podium integration

Warrington Guardian: 26 September
LiveWire told to repair damaged reputation following review

East Anglian Daily Times: 26 September
Suffolk | Views sought on library opening hours proposals

Midsomer Norton Journal: 26 September
Bath Library timescale revealed

Edinburgh Evening News: 26 September
Cuts threaten Edinburgh school staff, music tuition and libraries
Some libraries face “significantly” reduced opening times

The Bookseller: 26 September

Poole: ‘We should be outraged at assault on libraries’

Worcester News: 22 September
Cuts and staffing overhaul planned as Worcestershire County Council needs to save £17 million by March

Suffolk Free Press: 22 September
Long Melford Library launches consultation on proposal to extend opening hours

Daily Record: 22 September
New £1 million partnership centre opens in West Lothian town
West Lothian Council has extended and refurbished the community centre to create a new hub including refurbished library.

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