Once upon a time, I ran a hyperlocal website that looked at the politics in Stoke-on-Trent, you might of heard of Pits n Pots?I ran the site with Tony and other contributors, it was a community effort, although it was left leaning, it was … [Read more...] about Let sleeping hyperlocals lie?
It’s tricky to find a way of discussing Brexit positively that doesn’t descend into confusion, fantasy free trade or worse, ranting, recriminations and refighting the campaign. In Newcastle last night 30 people from the region’s digital sector … [Read more...] about Back to the Brexit – simple exercise for discussing Brexit issues
A small group met last week at TramshedTech in Cardiff to discuss opportunities that Brexit might offer for the digital sphere in Wales. This meeting was part of my early work for the Carnegie UK Trust, seeking positives from Brexit and followed on … [Read more...] about Digital opportunities presented by Brexit – Cardiff discussion
Today I responded to the consultation on a 'Draft national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales' published by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. My response is below: >I have pursued a number of issues on ANPR over … [Read more...] about Response to draft CCTV strategy
We were horrified to hear today of the sudden death of Steph Clarke from a brain haemorrage. Steph was one half of WV11 the outstanding local website for Wednesfield that she ran with her husband James. WV11 is more than just a website it is the … [Read more...] about In memoriam Steph Clarke
I was invited to address the National ANPR Conference in York on 22 November about my work to modernise accountability and scrutiny of the vital ANPR system. As ever when addressing a police conference I was struck by the professionalism, skill and … [Read more...] about National ANPR conference 2016 – speech on challenge and oversight