Tag Archives: digital inclusion

Online safety webchat with Avon & Somerset police

Today is Safer Internet Day, which is organised in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones by children and young people. In conjunction with Safer Internet Day, Avon & Somerset … Continue reading

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Free wifi due to arrive at selected SNCF stations

Lille-Flandres and Avignon TGV will be the 2 pilot SNCF stations to offer free wifi from the end of March 2014. In total 100 stations will benefit from wifi network access before the end of the current year and 128 stations by the end of February 2015. Continue reading

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Bradley Stoke to get “high-speed” broadband

Wedged between the M4, M5 and M32 on the northern fringe of the Bristol built-up area, Bradley Stoke has never enjoyed an exactly wonderful reputation locally or even nationally. Started in 1987, the development got caught up in the fall-out … Continue reading

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Free wifi coming to N Somerset libraries

North Somerset Council – Bristol’s immediate neighbour to the south – has announced that free wi-fi will be available in almost every library across North Somerset from 1st August. This will allow library users (not ‘customers’, as stated in your … Continue reading

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Connect Lockleaze project wins prizes for tackling digital exclusion

The Connect Lockleaze project is being widely recognised for its achievements in helping people who do not have online access to vital services. The project brings together UWE Bristol, Hewlett-Packard (HP), the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust (LNT), Lockleaze Primary School and … Continue reading

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Free wifi coming to Severn Beach line

The Severn Beach line, which runs between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach on the Severn estuary, is a fortunate part of the railway network. Some 50 years ago it was the only branch line in the Bristol area to … Continue reading

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ORG launches membership drive

The following email has been received today in the lab from the privacy and anti-censorship campaigners, the Open Rights Group (ORG): Hi all, As I mentioned in my previous email ORG are launching a big drive for new members. The … Continue reading

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A special offer for Bristolians

TCP/IP is the open framework that makes the internet work. Of that framework, we’d like to draw your attention today to the IP bit. IP stands for Internet Protocol, of course (and not Intellectual Property address, as once written by … Continue reading

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Online chat with Plod tonight for Southville residents

The Bristol Evening Post reports that residents of Southville, Bristol, will have a chance to talk to PC Nigel Ingram, their local beat manager in the Southville area, tonight between 7pm and 8.30pm in an online webchat this evening. To … Continue reading

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It’s not cricket, it’s #twicket!

The Lancashire village of Wray (population approx. 500) became a true global village on Easter Monday with a world first – the live streaming of video and audio coverage of a village cricket match over the internet. The protagonists were … Continue reading

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