Libraries

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Aids: The Unheard Tapes review – tragedy and joy from voices no longer with us
This powerful documentary, based on recordings made by those caught in the first wave of HIV, is remarkable in its celebration of a hedonistic lifestyle shaped in part by a homophobic society

Lucy Mangan

27, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Julie Bindel to sue Nottingham council after talk cancelled
Council says it called of Bindel’s talk at library because of her views on transgender rights

Mark Brown

27, Jun, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Murdering the competition: Richard Osman thriller tops UK library loans
Stats from 2020-21 reveal that the Pointless presenter’s The Thursday Murder Club is the biggest hit in UK libraries

Sarah Shaffi

09, Jun, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Cressida Cowell renews call for £100m investment in primary school libraries
The outgoing children’s laureate has transformed six primary schools through her Life-changing Libraries initiative, but says a ringfenced fund is needed for lasting impact

Sarah Shaffi

08, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Questions raised about UK arts donations of Leonard Blavatnik
FoI request shows Ukrainian-born benefactor was subject of correspondence over sanctions imposed upon others

Ben Quinn

16, May, 2022 @3:13 PM

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Tiny 1911 Bible rediscovered at Leeds library in lockdown
People urged to come and view 5cm Bible found during survey – but do bring a magnifying glass

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

05, May, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Local government in England ‘hollowed out’ under Conservatives
Major report finds poorer areas worst affected by deep cuts in government funding

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Barcelona phone booth library vandalised a day after opening
Booth, which first opened on Saturday, is being repaired after vandals painted it with graffiti and stole screen

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

27, Apr, 2022 @10:32 AM

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Smashed Guardian hard drives feature in British Library exhibition
Tech destroyed to protect Edward Snowden leaks among items that consider role of media over 500 years

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

21, Apr, 2022 @6:44 PM

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Elise Bayley obituary
Other lives: Librarian and information officer at the Plunkett Foundation, a UK charity for rural community-owned businesses

Elizabeth Callow

19, Apr, 2022 @4:36 PM

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Barcelona honours Gabriel García Márquez with new library
The Colombian Nobel laureate, who lived in the city from 1967-75, is to have a €12m building specialising in Latin American literature named after him

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

17, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Ministers are old enough, but not wise enough to go it alone | Brief letters
Letters: A remake worth watching | Strongman myth | Boris Johnson’s ‘secret’ trip | Drama in schools | Ukrainian visa blockage

Letters

11, Apr, 2022 @4:56 PM

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