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‘Think again on library cuts’, says court

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BREAKING NEWS THURSDAY 10.45AM: Plans to slash the number of council-run libraries by almost 70 per cent are in jeopardy after a court ruling today.

Campaigners challenging a decision by Lincolnshire County Council to cut the number of libraries it runs from 47 to 15 have been boosted by after a judicial review decided that the process by which the decision was made proved to be unlawful.

County council officials have now been forced to go back to the drawing board after the two-day hearing in London last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Richard Wills, executive director of libraries at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are, of course, disappointed with the decision but we will now address the points raised by the judge and remain open-minded.”

 

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