Labour List : 19 February
“UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors
“This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.” 
“Tory cuts have led to the closure of more than 340 libraries – the places where we learn so much about the world.”
Bath Chronicle: 19 February
LETTER: Bath and North East Somerset Council’s arts cuts are a further blow to our equality
“It is time to realise that you can’t keep on cutting for ever for at some stage the whole system is going to collapse.”
Sky News : 20 February
More cuts to local services ahead despite tax rises, councils warn
Spending on libraries, leisure centres and potholes may be slashed further as councils try to cope with soaring social care costs.
Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 20 February
Yorkshire tourism chief calls on volunteers to save Bradford district’s information centres
Councillor suggests that a model that could work is similar to a lot of the libraries, with a paid coordinator, who is accountable, overseeing a group of volunteers.
Brent and Kilburn Times ; 20 February
Alan Johnson MP in fundraiser for Kensal Rise Community Library
Fundraiser to raise further £40K needed to run volunteer-led library. £160K already raised
Coventry Observer : 20 February
Coventry libraries, youth clubs and children’s centres face takeovers or closure
Cambridge News: 20 February
Supporters step up campaign to save Cambridge library`
The Guardian : 20 February
Four more Liverpool libraries face closure in fresh round of cuts
Keighley News : 20 February
Bradford | Volunteers come forward to take over Silsden Library
Plans falter as an accountable body to oversee volunteers willing to ‘staff’ the library is not forthcoming Steering group set up to address this.
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