THE INDEPENDENT : 25th March
Libraries and bookshops unite against twin threat of austerity and changing reading habits 
The Booksellers Association and The Society of Chief Librarians have held a number of meetings to discuss how the two bodies might be able to collaborate in order to tackle the current difficulties facing their members.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/libraries-and-bookshops-unite-against-twin-threat-of-austerity-and-changing-reading-habits-9215236.html

THE GUARDIAN : 25th March
Ban on sending books to prisoners: ‘a very clumsy sledgehammer’ 
A former prisoner and prison literacy researcher discuss the potential effects of a ban on books sent in parcels
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/25/ban-sending-books-prisoners-clumsy

The Star :  25th March
Letter | Parish council increase is quite small
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/parish-council-increase-is-quite-small-1-6519449

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