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UK libraries in the news | 30 July 2018

Consultation on cuts to library services in Worcestershire,

The oldest library in Belfast has announced plans to close on Saturdays due to funding pressures…

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UK libraries in the news | 26 July 2018

Devon’s Libraries Unlimited defends service as former staff member speaks out about service at breaking point,

Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures begins,

Friends of Wash Common Library set to run library that Newbury Town Council plans to lease from West Berkshire Council,

New group steps in to run a Coventry library with volunteers after original group walks away,

Havering Council plans to cut costs by merging libraries and other services to create community hubs.

Friends of Lytham Library in Lancs fight on to get library restored to its original home…

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UK libraries in the news | 19 July 2018

Darlington’s MP calls on council to reconsider plans for Crown Street Library,

Palmer Park Library remains open on Saturdays, despite cuts to library opening hours in Reading,

Warrington approve hub adjacent to Lymm Library,

Staffordshire’s plans to reduce opening hours and introduce more self-service libraries branded a ‘bad day for democracy’ by campaigners,

New route and timetable for West Dunbartonshire’s mobile library service,

Swindon extend opening hours for library that is now no longer part of their statutory provision…

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