THE GUARDIAN : 8th July
School libraries must be ‘fit for purpose’ says cross-party report from MPs
Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group says ‘it is vital that all schools have a good library to ensure children develop essential literacy and digital literacy skills’
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/08/school-libraries-cross-party-report-mps-libraries-all-party-parliamentary-group

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th July
Parliamentary group calls for school libraries data
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/parliamentary-group-calls-school-libraries-data.html

Express & Star : 8th July
Poll: Are (school) libraries still important for education in this day and age?
http://www.expressandstar.com/your-say/2014/07/08/poll-are-libraries-still-important-for-education-in-this-day-and-age/

BBC News : 8th July
Judicial review opens into Lincolnshire’s libraries’ plan
A judicial review into cutbacks to Lincolnshire libraries has been told the local authority has failed in its legal duty to provide a full service.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28214302

The Lincolnite : 8th July
Lincs libraries campaigners conclude first day of judicial review
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/07/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-conclude-day-1-judicial-review/

Lincolnshire Echo : 8th July
Lincolnshire County Council rejected external offer to show how to run county libraries 
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-County-Council-rejected-external/story-21343020-detail/story.html

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 8th July
Tweets from the High Court, Day 1
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/08/libraryjuicialreview-tweets-from-the-high-court-day-1/

Exmouth Journal : 7th July
Still no clear ideas to save Budleigh Salterton library
http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/still_no_clear_ideas_to_save_library_1_3673057

Burton Mail : 8th July
Staffordshire | Councillors sceptical over library volunteers plan
It was announced last month that Barton under Needwood’s library was to be one of 24 run completely by communities as part of a shake-up of services.
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Councillors-sceptical-over-library-volunteers-plan-20140708122252.htm

Stoke Sentinel : 8th July
Future of Staffordshire’s 24 libraries under threat unless volunteers can be found
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/12-week-consultation-launched-future/story-21340855-detail/story.html

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Libraries News Round-up: 18th November 2013

ITV News : 18th November Half of Sheffield libraries could close  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-11-18/half-of-sheffield-libraries-could-close/ TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION  : 18th November Academics challenge 'apocalyptic' predictions for future of libraries http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/academics-challenge-apocalyptic-predictions-for-future-of-libraries/2009100.article Bucks Free Press…

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