Library campaigner Tim Coates remembers the positive contribution made by the late Gerald Kaufman to the debate on the public library service.
Kathy Settle on the work of the Libraries Taskforce.
The Libraries Taskforce needs to get its act together and produce a plan to re-invigorate the library network, says Desmond Clarke.
Chris Hamilton-Emery looks at cuts to culture.
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