‘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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