Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 23rd November
Letter | Council has to give us our libraries 
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-november-23-2016-1-8254311

Leigh Journal : 23rd November
Wigan | £1.4m cuts need to be made to borough’s library services
http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/14914393.__1_4m_cuts_need_to_be_made_to_borough_s_library_services/

The Star : 23rd November 
Chinese firm’s plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five star hotel 
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/chinese-firm-s-plan-to-turn-sheffield-central-library-into-five-star-hotel-1-8251915

Diss Express : 23rd November 
Fresh fears over future of libraries as Suffolk CC budget cut proposals revealed 
http://www.dissexpress.co.uk/news/fresh-fears-over-future-of-libraries-as-suffolk-county-council-budget-cut-proposals-revealed-1-7692525

Newbury Today : 23rd November
West Berkshire | Hungerford Library campaigners warn: ‘Don’t be fooled’ by consultation 
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/all-districts/19906/library-campaigners-warn-don-t-be-fooled-by-consultation.html

Ipswich Star : 22nd November
Suffolk Libraries face £230,000 budget cut as bosses call for more public support to save all 44 branches
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk_libraries_face_230_000_budget_cut_as_bosses_call_for_more_public_support_to_save_all_44_branches_1_4786548

Bury Free Press : 22nd November
Fresh fears over future of libraries as Suffolk County Council budget cut proposals revealed
http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/fresh-fears-over-future-of-libraries-as-suffolk-county-council-budget-cut-proposals-revealed-1-7692525

Maldon Standard : 22nd November
Essex | Library to reduce opening hours – council calls on volunteers to help secure its future
Writtle library will be operating reduced hours from this Friday 25 Nov. The changes come following a decision by the PO to move their service elsewhere in the village.
http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/countywide/14919019.Library_to_reduce_opening_hours___council_calls_on_volunteers_to_help_secure_its_future/

The Star : 22nd November
Chinese plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five star hotel
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/chinese-plan-to-turn-sheffield-central-library-into-five-star-hotel-1-8251915

View News : 22nd November
Ottery St Mary | Developers’ boost to help with library move
Friends of Ottery Library group asked to make their own contribution towards relocation and to fitting out the new community information centre.
http://www.viewnews.co.uk/developers-boost-help-library-move/

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