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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Library closure councils 'neglecting the vulnerable' (UK)

Gloucestershire and Somerset county councils failed to take into account the needs of the most vulnerable in society when they announced plans to withdraw funding from local libraries, a court has heard. On the first day of a judicial review, both councils were accused by anti-cuts campaigners of neglecting their responsibilities to the elderly, the poor and the disabled in their rush to make budget savings. The case is being watched closely as it could be the first time a judgment is handed down in a legal challenge to library closures under the coalition

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