THE BOOKSELLER : 9th January
Ezra leaves DCMS advisory role
Ezra’s advisory role replaced the Advisory Council for Libraries, which is a statutory requirement.  Laura Swaffield, chair of The Library Campaign, said: “Bang goes DCMS’s only source of independent, expert advice.”

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th January
Major library cuts approved by Welsh authority
Rhondda Cynon Taf has approved budget plans that will see more than half of its 26 libraries close.  The local authority, the second largest in Wales, has agreed cuts that will see 14 of its libraries shut their doors for good.

Bristol Post : 9th January
Letter | Council delivers low blow to the elderly
Bristol City Council proposes closing its home-delivery library service for older and disabled people.

Leicester Mercury : 9th January
Cost-cutting plans for volunteers to run libraries in Leicestershire are ‘unworkable’

The Star : 9th January
Last bid to save Sheffield libraries
Report and Video

Market Rasen Mail : 9th January
Campaigners consider legal action over library cuts

Bakewell Today : 9th January
Derbyshire Talks on mobile library service 
The authority is inviting members of the public to have their say on the controversial plans which could include running a reduced service – or scrapping it altogether.

Crosby Herald : 9th January
Sefton | No word from developer on Crosby library’s future

Brent Lib Dems : 9th January
Brent Liberal Democrats pledge to re-open libraries
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The Courier : 9th January
Perth & Kinross | West Mill Street Library closure based on ‘lies’, opponents claim : 9th January
Brymbo And Gresford Library Face Closure Under Council Budget Cuts

EDP24 : 9th January
Suffolk | Stradbroke Post Office could reopen in village library
“We think it would be the first library in the UK which runs a Post Office itself.  We’ve found a few others which are in the same building but we’ve not found one which runs it.”

West Mill Street Library

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