THE GUARDIAN : 29th November
Love letters to libraries: Michael Morpurgo 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/nov/29/-sp-love-letters-to-libraries-michael-morpurgo

Arts Professional : 28th November
Exclusive: London authorities fail to pull their weight
Despite evidence that services like libraries, for which councils have statutory responsibilities, are better protected from disproportionate cuts, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has rejected the idea of giving local authorities statutory responsibility for the arts.
http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/exclusive-london-authorities-fail-pull-their-weight

News North Wales : 29th November
Powys | Montgomeryshire Library opening hours slashed by council
“The opening hours changes will not deliver sufficient savings on its own and the council will have to change the mobile library service from a fortnightly operation to every four weeks. We will also investigate the possibility of co-locating some branch libraries with other council services or community operations.”
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/141371/library-opening-hours-slashed-by-council.aspx

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