‘Three Rs’ on the decline as a quarter of adults have a reading age so low they struggle to read a bus timetable

Joseph Rowntree Foundation report http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/01/78-billion-the-cost-to-the-taxpayer-of-poverty-in-the-uk/

Lancashire Telegraph : 29th August
Anger as Lancashire County Council announce 20 libraries face the axe over cash 
Plans to shut more than 20 libraries in East Lancashire as part of a major cuts programme have been branded a ‘disgrace’.

Chorley Guardian : 29th August
Lancashire | No reprieve as public fears are confirmed
None of the borough’s 11-closure-threatened county council buildings
are to be spared the axe.

Lancashire Evening Post : 29th August
Lancashire councils spend £1.5m on pay offs http://www.lep.co.uk/news/business/lancashire-councils-spend-1-5m-on-pay-offs-1-8055540

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Libraries News Round-up: 14th September 2014

Steve Halliday Local Digital Insights from librariescomment from Shirley Burnham and reply from authorLocal Government now has a Library Renewals Digital Dashboard with GOV.UK.http://stevehallidaycio.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/local-digital-insights-from-libraries/comment-page-1/#comment-506Report | Hertfordshire | Delivering the 'Inspiring Libraries' Strategy17 libraries to be unstaffed unless…

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