Libraries News Round-up: 5th November 2013

Thanks to Shirley Burnham for her daily news links.  Here are today’s news items relating to libraries:

The Echo : 5th November
Live: Southend Council decide on libraries and Shoebury seawall (today)
all changes to Library Service agreed 
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/10785742.Live__Southend_Council_decide_on_libraries_and_Shoebury_seawall/

Manchester Evening News : 5th November
Group’s last attempt to save Northenden library before it closes – this Friday
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/groups-last-attempt-save-northenden-6272853

Brent & Kilburn Times : 5th November
Brent Council call in police over Kensal Rise Library fraud claims
Margaret Bailey, chair of FKRL, said:  “We applaud the action of our council and its willingness to take seriously this attempt to subvert local democracy and mislead the public.”
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/brent_council_call_in_police_over_kensal_rise_library_fraud_claims_1_2966685

The Star : 5th November
Sheffield | Library protesters fear for children’s education 
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/library-protesters-fear-for-children-s-education-1-6215002

BBC News : 5th November
West Berkshire Council announces cuts to toilets, theatre and tourism
Libraries and children’s centres will not close but will see their funding reduced as West Berkshire Council looks to save £10m over the next two years.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-24819988
for detail, see >  http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=28537

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th November
Campaigners seek judicial review on Moray library closures
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-seek-judicial-review-moray-library-closures.html

Herald Scotland : 5th November
Libraries campaigners take action
“No authority can afford a Rolls Royce library service anymore” – Moray Council Leader
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/libraries-campaigners-take-action.22602568

Press & Journal : 5th November
Moray | Libraries fight may cost half a million 
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/3458262

Moray Scottish National Party : November 2013
SNP Councillors table motion aimed at stopping library closures
http://www.moraysnp.org/council.php?id=310&cat_id=4&p=&search=#ontitle

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