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Friday, July 22, 2011

Injunction granted to postpone library cuts in Somerset (UK)

A judge has granted an injunction put forward by campaigners to postpone library closures in Somerset. This is pending a full judicial review in September which will be brought about jointly with campaigners in Gloucestershire. Somerset County Council wants to withdraw funding for 11 libraries while Gloucestershire's wants to close 10. Public Interest Lawyers represented a number of campaigners who were behind the legal challenge in Somerset. The interim injunction which was upheld by Lord Justice Beatson at the Birmingham Civil Justice Centre means the county council will have to postpone its planned cuts to library funding until the outcome of a judicial review - BBC

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