Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved
Yorkshire Post : 16 October
War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries
House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut spending by more than a fifth in the past five years – with 50 branch libraries shut down or taken over by community groups.
Wellington Today : 16 October
Somerset | Dog walkers under fire
Somerset Libraries Services has been withdrawn from Nynehead as there are no regular users and Wellington Library is less than three miles away from the village.
Housebound residents signposted to home library service provided by the Royal Voluntary Service.
Parish ‘Council members pointed out that Nynehead also has the new book exchange in the old telephone kiosk which villagers can make use of.’
Express and Star: 16 October
Walsall Council cuts: £54 million tax rise needed to plug budget hole
Walsall could be left with just one library as result of budget cuts