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Friday, November 11, 2011

Brent Library closures: Council 'shirked duties' (UK)

A council failed to comply with Parliamentary duties when it chose to shut down six "treasured" libraries, the Court of Appeal has heard. Residents in Brent, north-west London, want to overturn the decision of a High Court judge who found Brent Council's action lawful. They argue that the decision-making process was flawed. The Labour-run council says its decision was "rational" and "made with great care". Celebrities including author Philip Pullman, playwright Alan Bennett, singer Nick Cave and bands Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys and Goldfrapp are backing the residents' legal fight

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