Libraries News Round-up: 28th March 2014

ITV News : 28th March
Children ‘pay price’ for austerity
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, warns that the poorest families are being hit by welfare cuts and that children are affected by library closures …
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-03-28/children-pay-price-for-austerity/

Express & Star : 28th March
51 library jobs are being axed at Wolverhampton libraries
It comes just days ahead of opening times at 13 libraries in the city being slashed from 656 hours per week to 421 hours. The total number of staff working in the city’s library service will drop from 138 to 87 under the changes.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/03/28/51-library-jobs-are-being-axed-at-wolverhampton-libraries/

The Star : 28th March
Council ‘raids’ health budget
Hundreds of thousands is also being offered from the public health grant in Sheffield to help community groups run libraries.  The city council has admitted ‘topslicing’ its health budget.The Local Government Association branded the claims ‘scaremongering’.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/health/local-health/council-raids-health-budget-1-6527213

Solihull Observer : 28th March
Shirley library is ‘on time and on budget’
http://www.solihullobserver.co.uk/2014/03/28/news-Shirley-library-is-%27on-time-and-on-budget%27-100945.html

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