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Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures

The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have... Read more

'Heartbreaking' cuts to Swindon library service finalised

Swindon Council's scrutiny committee has passed plans to close two thirds of the town's libraries by the end of August 2017. Read more

Swindon Council approves controversial plans to axe 10 libraries

Plans to close 10 out of Swindon's 15 libraries have been approved by the council’s cabinet. Read more

Calls for Swindon libraries intervention

Shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan [pictured] has called on the Secretary of State for Culture, Karen Bradley, to intervene in Swindon Council’s plans to close... Read more

Headteachers slam Swindon's plans to close 11 libraries

Swindon Council’s plans to close 11 out of 15 libraries has been slammed as “very detrimental to Swindon children” by the region’s headteachers. Read more

Swindon Council urged to rethink 'severe' library closures

Swindon Council’s plans to close 11 libraries “will cause long-term damage" to the futures of constituents, Nick Poole c.e.o. of libraries body CILIP has said.... Read more

Fresh plans to cut 22 more libraries across England emerge

Libraries across the country continue to be threatened with closure, with councils proposing to close 22 venues altogether across Swindon, Gateshead and Coventry. Read more

WH Smith head office to relocate

WH Smith is being forced to find new headquarters as its offices in Swindon are “no longer fit for purpose and in a state of... Read more

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