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Nick Cave and the Bad Reads: Goth star fails to stop libraries shut-down

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Nick-CaveA CAMPAIGN backed by Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys and Goldfrapp to fight the closure of six libraries has ended in failure.

Despite the celebrity backing, the High Court in London today said Brent Council's decision to shut down six libraries in April was lawful.

Writer Alan Bennett who also supported the campaign had compared the closure to child abuse.

But today Mr Justice Ouseley, sitting at London's High Court, rejected their arguments and dismissed their application for judicial review.

Six of Brent's 12 libraries now face closure - Kensal Rise, Barham Park, Preston Road and those at Neasden, Cricklewood and Tokyngton.

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