THE GUARDIAN : 17th December
Librarians take legal battle against library closures to government
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Cilip) is challenging the government over its “failure to carry out their legal duty to the public …”
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/17/librarians-take-legal-fight-against-library-closures-to-government

THE GUARDIAN : 17th December
UK library closures and the fights to save them
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/17/library-closures-campaigns-fights-cuts-uk

LGA : 17th December
Local councils have a statutory duty to protect libraries
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Local-councils-have-a-statutory-duty-to-protect-libraries/40043

THE GUARDIAN : 17th December
Libraries today are as fast and more generous than any online bookshop
Emma Brockes – New York
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/17/libraries-online-bookshop-new-york-public-library

Swindon Advertiser : 17th December
Our fate is in our own hands, says council leader
“We are starting the process to save about £1.4million – that’s 65% – of the cost of the library service”
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14152053.Our_fate_is_in_our_own_hands__says_council_leader/?ref=rss

The Extra : 17th December
East Renfrewshire | Union joins school library cuts fight
http://www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/local-headlines/union-joins-library-cuts-fight-1-3977191

Wales Online : 17th December
Cardiff | Letter: Insulted by ‘asset transfer’ proposal
All we want for Christmas, Cardiff council, is our library back.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/south-wales-echo-letters-thursday-10613910

Morpeth Herald : 17th December
Northumberland Town centre library on the move
http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/local-news/town-centre-library-on-the-move-1-7629952

Chronicle Live : 17th December
Northumberland Budget cuts see flooded Morpeth library close after 50 years as community’s hub
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/budget-cuts-see-flooded-morpeth-10612189

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th December
Local authorities risk ‘breaking law’ on libraries
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/local-authorities-risk-breaking-law-on-libraries-318725

Taskforce Blog : 16th December
The Taskforce seeks your views about the ‘beta’ version of their new toolkit
https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/12/16/need-some-advice-want-to-know-what-others-are-doing-try-our-new-toolkit/?platform=hootsuite

News Shopper : 16th December
Greenwich Conservatives propose policy to protect borough’s smaller libraries
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14148211.Greenwich_Tories_propose_policy_to_protect_borough_s_libraries/

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