KEITH Mitchell’s statement that some libraries may escape closure is welcome but should not be taken as a war won just yet.

All the Save Our Libraries campaigners have achieved is a reappraisal of what will have to close because while Mr Mitchell says officers are starting with a blank piece of paper, he also warns savings still have to be made.

But at least the county council is prepared to review the extent of its cuts rather than charging blindly ahead with its original conclusions.