Terry Deary
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Sunderland library closures 'long overdue'

Libraries in Sunderland are facing closure as the council bids to make £850,000 of savings from its annual budget.

Sunderland City Council will consider the closure of some of its 20 libraries at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary, who was born in Sunderland, says although the possible closures are "sad" it is "long overdue".