SOMERSET County Council's decision to close 11 libraries across Somerset is unlawful and can be challenged, a High Court judge has ruled.

The judge ruled that the council acted unlawfully by not considering the impact the closures would have on disabled people.

The decision does not mean that the libraries will not be closed, however, and the judge is currently being asked to consider overturning the decision to close them by campaigners.

Campaigners fighting to save them argued that the closures would leave the the councils without a "comprehensive and efficient" library service,m which is required under the 1964 Museums Act.

Ten libraries in Gloucestershire are also set to close.

It's unclear exactly what this means for Somerset's libraries at this stage but stay with us for more information as it develops.