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open for access

an interesting website

Amplify’d from www.openrightsgroup.org
The Open Rights Group is taking our website to a whole new level with a new community-driven zine.  This online magazine will be the resource for the digital rights movement, both within the UK and beyond.  The site will include news, reviews, interviews, features and details of the campaigns and issue that matter to our community. 

The Open Rights Group is taking our website to a whole new level with a new community-driven zine.  This online magazine will be the resource for the digital rights movement, both within the UK and beyond.  The site will include news, reviews, interviews, features and details of the campaigns and issue that matter to our community. 

Read more at www.openrightsgroup.org

 

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New local enterprise councils

Might be interesting to keep an eye on these. How accountable will they be? Will they be better than the bodies scrapped in last week cuts?

Amplify’d from www.communities.gov.uk

Image: Map of Local Enterprise Partnerships, wave 1Local councils and local business will take charge of the local economy as the first 24 local enterprise partnerships have been given the go-ahead, by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles and Business Secretary Vince Cable, to drive growth and create jobs.

In a landmark move the first successful partnerships will see business and councils deliver a new local dynamism that will encourage economic growth and protect business (see link to map, top right).

The Government is determined to rebalance the economy and promote sustainable economic growth fairly across the country, and away from the arbitrary regional boundaries that were used previously. Local Enterprise Partnerships will mean that the people who know their area best will be calling the shots.

Read more at www.communities.gov.uk

 

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What I have read

Palimpsest by  Catherynne  M Valente”
My rating:  5 of 5 stars

This a truly wonderful, truly genre busting, book. I loved the world’s that she creates, the voice of the novel and way that she plays with language.  If you want to know what this book is like then think of the strange worlds of Jonathan Swift and the magic realism of Angela Carter. Then she adds a touch of language play, and exploration of the the body (Think  Winterson.) You must read this book.>