The Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign is marching in Lincoln today over the planned closure of libraries in the borough. The march is the culmination of many weeks of hard work by campaigners which has generated over twenty thousand petition signatures against the cuts.
Campaigners say they are delighted with this figure and is a significant indication of the anger of Lincolnshire residents at the proposals and how they will impact on their local libraries.
A demonstration is being held this morning in Pontefract against Government plans to close Remploy factories.
The protest, organised by Unite the Union and the GMB, will start outside the factory in the town and then march to the cemetery on Skinner Lane.
Hundreds of Remploy workers are holding another day of strike action over planned closures to some of their sites. Factories in Chesterfield and Leeds among others in our region could shut resulting in job losses.