Known changes to info on authorities/library funding/opening since last posting
Camden – £1.6m (25%) budget cut, legal challenge being prepared.
Doncaster – Second consultaton on closures recommended
Northumberland – 5% budget cut, more “volunteer involvement”.
Richmond – Heathfield Library closed, £400k made from its sale promised for new library which was never built.  Library is in poorest area of borough.
Suffolk – one more under threat (Sudbury), article suggests 29 (out of 44) already known to be under threat is just the first “phase”.
West Sussex – big increase in library charges

Local News – all news is representative and not comprehensive
Camden – library cuts survey could be challenged in the High Court – Camden New Journal
Conwy – Llanfairfechan campaigners get glimmer of hope – North Wales Weekly
Croydon – One, two, three… Croydon Library stats! – That Woman’s Blog [consultation responses will not be evaluated by authority, possibly at all.  Results will be released to public one week before decision made]
Doncaster – Cabinet to discuss library service review “We messed up, now libaries must pay” – Save Doncaster Libraries [further consultation recommended, with its costs – enough to keep one of the libraries open for a year – to be taken from the libraries budget]
Flintshire – Chief Exec talks about plans for future – Flintshire Chronicle
Flintshire – Fight for Halkyn Library almost won – Flintshire Chronicle [will reduce to one half-day per week]
Isle of Wight – Friends of the Isle of Wight library service – Ventnor Blog
Isle of Wight – Davina Fiore’s legal advice on libraries revealed – Ventnor Blog [it is laughably short]
Lambeth – Read and Shout Festival – Drowned in Sound
Leeds – libraries closure decision “after election” – Guardian
– Dromore Leader
Northumberland – Village library runs on community spirit – Financial Times
Richmond – Campaigners organise wake to mark Heathfield library’s last chapter – Local Guardian
Somerset – Hope for mobile library campaigners – This is the West Country
Suffolk – Sudbury council vows to safeguard library – EADT
Sutton – Sutton council bosses go to Downing Street to cut red tape – Sutton Guardian “stripping back this red tape will make a real difference to frontline services like highways, street cleaning, libraries and care homes.”

– Wigan Today
National News
Adopt a library authority, says Newton – BookSeller [Bloomsbury Chief Exec asks publishers to adopt a library authority each and plan events there etc]
All in this together? Not according to our local councils – TelegraphSuffolk is closing libraries, has sacked lollipop ladies and cancelled children’s travel cards. Meanwhile, Freedom of Information requests reveal that Andrea Hill, Suffolk’s chief executive, who is paid £218,592 a year, spent £14,188 of public money on a leadership adviser” [no mention of bankers in article]
Cuts are inspiring innovation – Spectator [like (A) greatly reducing funding to a library in the most deprived area of Wandsworth and (B) publishers volunteering to work in Kensington & Chelsea]
Government puts legal protection for libraries up for review – Guardian
Let’s not fall out over e-book lending – BookSeller [publisher talks about libraries]
Library bodies warn publishers off “retrenchment” over ebook lending – BookSeller
Private Eye on LSSI – Alan Gibbons

517 libraries (456 buildings and 61 mobiles) currently under threat or recently closed/left council control out of 4517 in the UK