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Oct 16, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

It's hard to 'like' an article that does such a vital service as highlight the poverty that afflicts a growing number of people due to over forty years of neoliberalism. And it's good to hear about valuable initiatives such as 'The Space' available for the community. There is an element here of the reinvention of the wheel as one of the many functions of the public library was in fact to provide a warm space and they were always used by many people for just that provision. Poverty is not a new problem but it's getting worse right now and this would be an ideal time for the Council to reverse its closure of public libraries rather than to close even more. Not only should the libraries be re-opened and fully-funded by the Council but the opening hours extended to provide a longer welcoming warm space. Warm spaces are all very well but it's even better if there's something to do in them, like use a computer, read a book or look at a magazine or newspaper. That's what the public library service should provide to the whole community.

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Thank you for this dose of realism. Makes me even angrier and more ashamed about how this country works

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Oct 15, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Really important issue to highlight

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Great reporting, lots of important insights. Glad Sheffield is funding these flats.

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Great article but this is just really sad. I don't know what the solution is but I think it probably starts with more people knowing and caring about this problem, so thanks for writing about it.

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Nice article as usual, but 'little old ladies' is ageist. I assume you mean 'diminished in some way. Why? And a PS. You live centrally in Park Hill. Why do you drive everywhere? Taking the bus and walking gives you a better sense of city. life.

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