Plymouth Herald: 3 July

Devon Live: 4 July
Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’
http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html
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Northumberland Gazette: 4 July
Call for action as 75p per £1 for councils to be cut by 2020
‘Securing the financial sustainability of councils and vital local services must be the top priority for the new government, the leader of local government in England will say today.’
‘Councils face an overall £5.8billion funding gap by 2020 and even if councils stopped filling in potholes, maintaining parks and open spaces, closed all children’s centres, libraries, museums, leisure centres, turned off every streetlight and shut all discretionary bus routes, they still would not have saved enough money to plug this gap by the end of the decade.’
http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/call-for-action-as-75p-per-1-for-councils-to-be-cut-by-2020-1-8628743

ITV News: 4 July
Councils facing £5.8 billion funding gap in next two years
‘Local authorities are facing a £5.8 billion black hole in their budgets that not even closing every children’s centre, library, leisure centre and turning off every street light could fill, council leaders have warned.’
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-07-04/councils-facing-5-8-billion-funding-gap-in-next-two-years/

Derby Telegraph: 4 July
Shake-up of libraries in Derby will save £648,000 but Central Library will close after 138 years
Proposals include ten libraries to be passed to volunteers and only five retained by the council, with massive staff losses.
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/shake-up-of-libraries-in-derby-will-save-648-000-but-central-library-will-close-after-138-years/story-30421618-detail/story.html

Brixton Blog: 4 July
Lambeth | Carnegie excavation to start with GLL deal still to be finalised
http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-excavation-to-start-with-gll-deal-still-to-be-finalised/45617

Shropshire Star: 4 July
New plan unveiled for future of Shropshire libraries
Plans for eight to receive no council funding, with five more needing to find alternative funding within five years. A three tier system is being put forward.
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/07/04/new-plan-for-future-of-shropshires-libraries/

The Gazette: 4 July
South Gloucestershire | Libraries in Thornbury, Yate and Winterbourne set to close temporarily to allow improvements for seven-day-a-week
Introduction of Open Access allowing library users to access unstaffed libraries
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15389203.Libraries_in_Thornbury__Yate_and_Winterbourne_set_to_close_temporarily_to_allow_improvements_for_seven_day_a_week_opening/

Sunderland Echo: 4 July
Library relocation could see £1.9m investment in town
Plans to relocate library within leisure centre to free up old site for development
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/library-relocation-could-see-1-9m-investment-in-town-1-8631054

The Star: 4 July
Cabinet says yes to Doncaster museum and library plan
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/cabinet-says-yes-to-doncaster-museum-and-library-plan-1-8631154

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Library News Round-up: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with…

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Yorkshire Coast Radio : 20 March North Yorkshire Libraries Prepare for Change https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2249672/north-yorkshire-libraries-prepare-for-change/ Bromley Times : 20 March Campaign to save Bromley’s libraries from privatisation ramps up with week-long strike…

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