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Friday, August 03, 2012

Carol Buck expresses her disappointment over the closure of some libraries in Doncaster (UK)

A wheelchair-bound campaigner has said she was "disappointed" after a judge rejected her legal challenge against the elected mayor of Doncaster who overruled a council's decision to save the town's libraries. Carol Buck has been left unable to visit her local library after the mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, closed two facilities and made cuts to 12 more. Two thirds of councillors voted in favour of an amendment to allocate funding to the libraries but Mr Davies refused to change his decision. A judicial review into the decision was launched at Leeds Combined Court Centre last month. But Mr Justice Hickinbottom dismissed the application on Wednesday. The judge said he appreciated the library closure will "adversely affect" Ms Buck

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