By chance, I spotted a tweet this evening from @owenboswarva pointing to a #DVLA data release: number of licence holders with penalty points, broken down by postcode district [link] | #FOI #opendata. A quick search turned up some DfT driving …

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Now that I’ve got my own webspace on Reclaim Hosting and set up a handful of my own WordPress blog, I started having a tinker with some custom plugins. I’ve started off with something simple, a couple of shortcode plugins …

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This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also …

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By chance, I saw a tweet from the HSCIC yesterday announcing Prescribing for Diabetes, England – 2005/06 to 2014/15′ http://bit.ly/1J3h0g8 #hscicstats. The data comes via a couple of spreadsheets, broken down at the CCG level. As an experiment, I thought …

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We know it sounds like click-bait, but this really is amazing! Someone’s built the whole of Ventnor Seafront out of life-sized 1m blocks, in Minecraft.