The inaction of the DCMS has been highlighted by national campaigners.

The Bookseller: 11th July 2013

Library Campaign wards of library ‘slaughter’

The Guardian: 12th July 2013

Library Campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016

The Independent: 12th July 2013

Campaigners warn of libraries in crisis across England 

Ms Swaffield said library users had appealed “time and again” to culture minister Ed Vaizey to intervene against the mass closures, “but he does nothing. And he does nothing about libraries that stay open but now provide a far worse service.

Iran Book News Agency: 14th July 2013

Library campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016 in U.K.

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Libraries News Round-up: 7 January

Swindon Advertiser : 6th January Fresh hope for future of threatened Walcot library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15008019.Fresh_hope_for_future_of_threatened_Walcot_library/ Morning Star Online : 6th January Minister Called In Over Libraries Cull http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-0cab-Minister-called-in-over-libraries-cull#.WHCij9RNgag

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