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Virtually essential: why voluntary and community groups must embrace the internet

Ignoring the Internet is no longer an option for voluntary and community organisations, according to a new booklet ‘ICT, Social Capital and Voluntary Action’ published recently by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Momentum back up to speed after the summer

The first Connecting Bristol Momentum meeting took place on Tuesday 13th September at the Watershed. This was the first group meeting since hearing back in July that Bristol had made it through to the top 10 finalists in the government’s £7 million Digital Challenge.

BCC joins ODF Alliance

From BCC press Office – A new IT development is marking the beginning of the end of ‘can’t open yours’ culture. As part of its drive to reduce the cost of services without compromising quality, Bristol City Council today joined the Open Document Format (ODF) Alliance. The move is expected to make it easier […]

Connecting Bristol Bid submitted

Bristol City Council have submitted their bid to the Digital Challenge set by the goverment for showcasing how Local Authorities and their communities can really make use of new technologies to enhance peoples lives – The bid intro lays out the ambitious aims – increase participation in the social and economic life of Bristol and […]

Bristol – capital of wi-fi

Bristol is to build on its growing reputation on a leading European city for e-communications, digital technology and media industries by bidding to become the UK’s top digital city in 2006. How the city is using the latest technology to improve services and ensure a better quality of life for everyone and why a partnership of business, community and city council leaders believe Bristol can win the government’s £7 million “Digital Challenge”.