Libraries in Bristol have been given a temporary reprieve from closure by the city council. A decision on whether to close 17 out of 27 libraries was due to be made at a Cabinet meeting on December 4th.
The reprieve follows a public consultation which showed overwhelming opposition to the proposals. The city council says it's now looking at other options, including whether the library service could be run as a trust or by business.
A final decision is not expected until the end of a further review covering these options, which is expected to take four months. The costs of keeping the libraries open will be covered by reserve funds. More background to this story here.