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  1. YouTube - BBC Town Planning Programme circa 1961

    Featuring the Barbican area, London Wall, etc. A shame the clip is so short. More, more!

  2. Full service digital marketing agency - 3Sixty

    Was trying to remember the name of this agency in Bristol a while ago. They mentioned me on Twitter and so I was reminded.

  3. OCA TAoP Assignment 3: Neighbourhood - a set on Flickr

    A set of lovely photos of Walton-on-the-Naze, better than the usual holiday snapshots that crop up there. Very British Seaside.

  4. BBC - About the BBC: BBC Genome: The Complete Broadcast History of the BBC

    Wonderful - the BBC is OCRing and making computer-readable, all the programme listings from the ‘Radio Times’ going back to 1922. (via @catfunt)

  5. If Britain decides to ban the burqa I might just start wearing one | David Mitchell | Comment is free | The Observer

    All wonderfully, beautifully sensible. “It’s not bigoted to disagree vociferously with people’s choices, as long as you’re even more vociferous in defending their right to make them.”

  6. A Vision of Britain through Time | Your national on-line library for local history | Maps, Statistics, Travel Writing and more

    This is interesting. Seems to be a collection of historic texts and maps and data, all searchable by location. Some nicely done stuff.

  7. Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC - Pleased Sheep Forum

    All those “Save the UK Film Council” tweets from people who (like me) have no idea how the industry works really pissed me off. Here’s a different point of view.

  8. Connecting Historical Authorities with Links, Contexts and Entities

    “We want to help create an historic placename gazetteer for the UK, publish it as Linked Data and link it to other widely-used sources of placename reference information on the semantic web.”

  9. 3 bedroom house for sale in St Pauls, St Pauls, EC1A

    Finally, I didn’t know that Christopher Wren church tower on Newgate Street, near St Paul’s, was a house. Only £4.5 million to you!

  10. 4 bedroom house for sale in 41 Cloth Fair, London, EC1A, EC1A

    I’m also fascinated by this huge £5.5 million house on Cloth Fair, just south of Smithfield Market. So big! So expensive!

  11. How to be a beer historian in just 10 books « Zythophile

    Reading lists about really specific fields of knowledge by people who know their stuff are good. (via Chris Heathcote)

  12. The voices of liberty have triumphed and Britain is better for it | Henry Porter | Comment is free | The Observer

    I feel pleasantly confused about being relieved at the death of a Labour government and the repeal of some of their laws. (via Chrisdodo)

  13. Mr Brown Goes to the Palace « London Review Blog

    John Lanchester’s started posting daily about the general election (if you click his name, that page also has an RSS feed just for him).

  14. Vote for Policies - Vote for policies, not personalities!

    I should be mostly voting Green apparently, which doesn’t hugely surprise me.

  15. LRB · John Lanchester · The Great British Economy Disaster

    Another must-read. “This is a direct transfer of wealth from the taxpayer to the banks, and the only difference between it and an actual, physical licence to print money is that the banks don’t have a piece of paper with the words ‘Official Licence to Print Money’ written across the top.”

  16. Parliament.uk | Bills before Parliament

    I haven’t noticed this before - a surprisingly simple and clear indication of the bills. Click one to see its progress in more detail. Not perfect, but much better than I expected.

  17. The day the music died - Vox

    Simon Wistow on the end of the UK dot.com bubble ten years ago.

  18. Jumblr - Unjumble your life.

    Nice map-based Freecycle-alike. Fun to browse. (via Crackunit)

  19. Britain’s “broken society”: Through a glass darkly | The Economist

    Good article on how many things that you’d think would define “broken Britain” have been improving. Britain’s better.

  20. Belgrave Cedar Shoe Tree

    Decent, relatively cheap shoe trees. Don’t look quite as smart as the photo in the flesh but seem to do the job.

  21. Express & Star

    “Britain’s biggest selling evening newspaper”, their website now powered by WordPress.

  22. Design 1968 Journal - VADS: the online resource for visual arts

    A favourable period review of Britannic House, since revamped as City Point.

  23. WW2: A Civilian in the Second World War

    Another historical-diary-as-weblog, this time diaries from the home front in Essex during World War II.

  24. Westminster City Council - The Life and Loves of a Victorian Clerk

    Least inspiring implementation yet of realtime-historical-diary-online? No RSS, links, weblog view. Does have pictures though. And pointless generic “Was this useful?” block.

  25. IT Jobs Watch, Tracking the IT Contractor Job Market

    Tracks rates offered for different categories of IT jobs in the UK (permanent as well as contract).

  26. Facebook | SAVE THE FOUNDRY CAMPAIGN !!! The Foundry - re-house/re-locate

    You can have all the fancy urban theories you like, but I’m increasingly thinking that if you don’t own lots of expensive property, you can’t control anything.

  27. LRB · Roy Mayall: Diary

    A good day to finally read this report from a pseudonymous postman. “Figures are down” but volumes are up; companies are important, ordinary people aren’t.

  28. Potlatch: what’s going on with the music formerly known as ‘indie’?

    A nice piece about how mixed up music is today and what counts as “timeless”. I need to read more good music writing. Maybe I can NewspaperClub my own NME/MM. (via Matt Jones)

  29. Walton Rocks! - a set on Flickr

    A nice simple set of photos of bits of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.

  30. AVForums.com Home

    A good source of answers to the question “what model of TV should I get?” (and similar, I imagine).

  31. Stalled building sites in Square Mile to become allotments | News | Architects Journal

    Temporary grow bag allotments, but still, better than nothing. (But not as good as having Milton Court undemolished either.)

  32. Pulse Laser: Shownar

    This is what I’ve been working on, off and on, for the past while, with the lovely folks at Schulze & Webb. Is good.

  33. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666 by Various - Project Gutenberg

    Completely wonderful 17th century science. Fascinating subjects, beautiful titles (“A Relation of Persons killed with subterraneous Damps”) and gorgeous language.

  34. Welcome To The North » A whole lot of nothing

    A transcript of an interview with Doncaster’s new mayor, whose election manifesto might as well have been written by people who post the BBC’s Have Your Say comments. (via Haddock)

  35. LRB · John Lanchester: It’s Finished

    Very long but very worth reading, on the collapse of the banks. One day I hope there’s a book called “John Lanchester Explains Everything”.

  36. The Straight Choice | The election leaflet project

    I’m slightly unsure about the “why” of this project but it has a great pedigree so I’m sure it will be a Good Thing.

  37. LISPA - School - Information - Film

    LISPA has a new website and a promotional film. The pictures at the top are people from my year, the film features people from the year above. Very strange, and lovely, to see and hear all this stuff again.

  38. Frinton-on-Sea’s historic railway gates removed ‘under cover of darkness’ by Network Rail | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    Yes, it’s a bit quaint to want to hang on to this stuff. But it’s also a shame objects and practices important to a place and its inhabitants get ditched in favour of efficiency and money.

  39. G20 protest videos: Growing catalogue of evidence against police | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    As Charlie Brooker said on Newswipe, how come all the press and TV crews failed to catch the real story at the time. And they wonder why many of them are doomed. (via Tom Taylor)

  40. Monbiot.com » You Stand for Nothing But Election

    Using TheyWorkForYou data to demonstrate Hazel Blears’ spineless voting record. “You create an impenetrable political monoculture, then moan that people don’t engage in politics.” (via Stef on Twitter)

  41. Simon Jenkins: Here’s proof. The innocent do have something to fear | Comment is free | The Guardian

    “One of the few home secretaries who dominated his department rather than be cowed by it was Lord Whitelaw in the 1980s. He boasted how after any security lapse, the police would come to beg for new and draconian powers. He laughed and sent them packing…” (via Preoccupations)

  42. Richard Nicholson Photography - ‘Last One Out, Please Turn On the Light’

    Lovely and sad photos of disappearing darkrooms. A good accompaniment to those photos of Soho record shops that went round a while back. I miss darkrooms. (via Infovore)

  43. Internet records to be stored for a year - Telegraph

    Another day another invasion of privacy. Hard to believe this stuff. I should start tagging these things. #fuckingupthecountry? (via Infovore)

  44. Buffed on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    “I never understand why this doesn’t count as graffiti….” Indeed.

  45. G20: Did police containment cause more trouble than it prevented? | World news | guardian.co.uk

    “…people thinking about embarking on demonstrations in the future may have to decide whether they want to be effectively locked up for eight hours without food or water and, when leaving, to be photographed and identified.” I’m increasingly disliking this country. (via Preoccupations)

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