DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July
Give (library, etc) volunteers £100 off their council tax bills, say local authorities
The LGA called on the parties to commit £50million to a “community contribution discount” which would cut 10 per cent off council tax bills for 500,000 homeowners.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10995699/Give-volunteers-100-off-their-council-tax-bills-say-local-authorities.html

Local Gov : 29th July
Council leaders back tax discounts for ‘community heroes’
interesting comments
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-leaders-back-tax-discounts-for-community-heroes/36858

Law on the Web : 29th July
Council tax cut proposed for local volunteers
1 comment quoting Ed Vaizey
http://www.lawontheweb.co.uk/news/2014/07/0608-council-tax-cut-proposed-for-local-volunteers

Leon’s Library Blog : 29th July
Time to share
a few comments
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/29/time-to-share/

Leicester Mercury : 29th July
Letter | Consultation is merely a sham 
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Consultation-merely-sham/story-21965354-detail/story.html

ITProPortal : 29th July
The digital divide is still a massive issue for second class broadband citizens in the UK
Heading to coffee shops, libraries, and other public hotspots – even just browsing the web on a phone’s data connection in town – is a revelation. Pages that refused to appear at home flash up in an instant.
http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/28/the-digital-divide-is-still-a-massive-issue-for-second-class-broadband-citizens-in-the-uk/

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Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2016

PARLIAMENT | Written question 55871:  Swindon's Library Service  http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-12-01/55871/ PARLIAMENT | Written Question - 55452: Public Libraries http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-11-29/55452/ ITV News : 3rd December  'Read in' staged to save Swindon's libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-03/read-in-staged-to-save-swindons-libraries/ This Is…

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