Campaigners Including Philip Pullman, Alan Bennett And Zadie Smith Fail To Prevent Brent Libraries Closure

A list of high-profile campaigners including playwright Alan Bennett, authors Zadie Smith and Philip Pullman and musicians Nick Cave, Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys have lost a court of appeal bid to prevent the closure of six libraries in Brent, north-west London, reports the Guardian.

Three judges, Lord Justice Pill, Lord Justice Richards and Lord Justice Davis upheld an earlier high court decision that rejected the campaigners’ claims that the proposed closures in Barham Park, Kensal Rise, Preston Road, Neasden, Cricklewood and Tokyngton were “fundamentally flawed and unlawful”.

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