A total of 240,000 books and records – more than a third of its collection – have been disposed of from Manchester’s Central Library.

The Friends of Central Library group have called the cull ‘morally reprehensible’.

But the council say it is legitimate housekeeping and insist no hidden treasures have been lost.

Reported by the Manchester Evening News. You can read the full story here. 

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