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REPORT: Morpurgo backs 10 year old's library campaign

One of the world's most successful authors is backing a ten-year-old boy's campaign to protect the library service in Cornwall.

It comes as council cuts across our region leave the future of hundreds of libraries in doubt, with some facing closure and others having to reduce their opening hours. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

We asked Michael Morpurgo why he's worried about libraries in Cornwall - and in Devon where he lives. This was what he said:

Michael Morpurgo backs 10 year old's library campaign

One of the world's most successful authors is backing a ten-year-old's campaign to protect dozens of libraries across Cornwall.

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo is backing Leon Remphry's campaign. The 10 year old has made a video to promote his campaign 'right to read'. Leon needs 5,000 signatures on his petition to get a County Council debate. He currently has 4,500.

It comes as council cuts across our region leave the future of hundreds of libraries in doubt, with some facing closure and others having to reduce their opening hours.

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A street in the west has been transformed to make way for a new temporary theatre. The Bristol Old Vic has decided to take its latest production outside.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is the stage version of eight moral tales taken from Aesop's classic fables. But they've been given a modern twist - re-written by Warhorse author and Devon resident, Michael Morpurgo.

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