CAMPAIGNERS of all ages gathered outside Warrington Library on Museum Street today, Friday, to protest against LiveWire's plans to shut nine libraries across the town.

A camera crew from ITV was on the scene speaking to members of the Save Warrington's Libraries group and LiveWire managing director Emma Hutchinson.

Among the protestors were councillors and authors who object to the proposals, including Curtis Jobling, the creator of Bob the Builder who lives in Old Hall.

Campaigner Neil Kingsnorth said: "We are calling on the council to start again with plans for the libraries. They need to go back to the drawing board."

A petition opposing LiveWire's plans has now reached almost 7,000 signatures.