Arts Professional: 16 August
Government to boost charities’ role in public services
‘The document highlights the growing number of libraries run by communities or employees. It says that the government “will encourage further peer learning and support between mutual and community-managed libraries, and ongoing positive relationships and support between them and their local library authorities”.

Falkirk Herald: 16 August
Falkirk Library will still become an advice hub

East Anglian Daily Times: 16 August
Visits to Suffolk libraries dropped by 60,000 in the past four years

The Guardian: 14 August
Family claims win in high court challenge to Northants library cuts

New Statesman: 14 August
Has a little girl from Northamptonshire just ended local government cuts?

BBC News: 14 August
Northamptonshire County Council: Libraries decision ruled unlawful

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 14 August
Campaigners win legal battle over library closures in Northants

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 14 August
Northants County Council responds after losing legal battle over library closure

Northampton Chronicle and Echo: 14 August
Save Northants Services campaigner asks councillors to reconsider their views on library closures after High Court judgement

Public Finance: 14 August
High Court rules Northamptonshire library closures unlawful

The Bookseller: 14 August
Judge rules against Northamptonshire library closures

Wales Online: 14 August
Bridgend council plans for ‘worst case scenario’ as it sets ‘most difficult budget yet’, says council leader

Somerset Live: 14 August
Bath & NE Somerset | Planning approved for new healthy living centre in Radstock

The Business Desk: 14 August
Nottingham | Library plans revealed for new Broadmarsh development

East Midlands Business Link: 14 August
Broadmarsh could be the new home for a central library in Nottingham

Warrington Guardian: 14 August
Council ‘looks into the possibility’ of moving library into community centre

The Extra: 14 August
East Renfrewshire | Visits to local libraries decrease

The Metro: 12 August
Libraries are more than just books – they are sacred spaces that need protection

Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal: 12 August
Bath & NE Somerset | Plans to combine Saltford library with Post Office
“The success of Saltford’s Community Library and the Post Office will be down to the community.”
That was the message from Saltford Community Association Treasurer, Chris Essex, after he submitted plans to bring the services under one roof.

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