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Friday, September 21, 2012

Brighton and Hove mobile library saved (UK)

After strong opposition and lengthy debate Brighton and Hove mobile library service has been spared the axe - for the moment. Brighton and Hove City Council proposed to replace the vehicle with a door-to-door "books on wheels" delivery service. The local authority's administration claimed it had exhausted all options to find about £75,000 a year to keep the service running for another decade. However, opposition councillors disputed this and asked for the vehicle, which is used by more than 800 people, to remain until March instead of being scrapped in December - The Argus

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