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Controversial library closure plan overturned by council

Villagers declared a victory for people power as they celebrated the re-opening of their local library this morning. It follows a six month campaign against the decision by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to close Rhydyfelin Library in order to save money

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Rhydyfelin Library officially re-opens

Rhydyfelin Library was closed at the end of May as part of council cutbacks. Credit: ITV News

Rhydyfelin Library officially re-opens today after Rhondda Cynon Taf Council went back on its decision to close it.

It comes after campaigners won their battle to keep the library open.

Local residents launched a legal challenge saying they weren't consulted on the closure, which went ahead at the end of May.

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