Vice: The Website Amplifying the Search for Missing Black People

Vice: The Website Amplifying the Search for Missing Black People. “Across the UK, Black people have been going missing in disproportionate numbers. Despite making up only 3.3 percent of the population of England and Wales, National Crime Agency statistics indicate that Black people made up 14 percent of missing persons cases in 2019 and 2020 – over four times their relative population. In London, 36 percent of missing persons in the city were Black, almost three times their city population of 13.3 percent. Dominic Norton, a self-taught software developer, is hoping to step up the search for missing Black people in the UK. “

National Library of Wales: The National Library of Wales launches on Google Arts & Culture

National Library of Wales: The National Library of Wales launches on Google Arts & Culture. “Currently there are 190 items from the National Library’s collections available to explore in an online gallery on the Google Arts & Culture website and app, while more items will be added over the coming months…. The Library has also curated 10 digital stories so that audiences can enjoy the nation’s treasures in their historical context, from early manuscripts to contemporary artworks.”

Cycling News: Bikmo launches bike theft tracking tool as 74,000 bikes reported stolen in 2020

Cycling News: Bikmo launches bike theft tracking tool as 74,000 bikes reported stolen in 2020. “Bikmo has today launched an interactive bike theft tracking heatmap, combining police data and population data to find the best and worst areas for bike theft in England and Wales in 2020. The aggregated data confirms that 74,573 bikes were reported stolen across the two countries, down from 83,536 in 2019.”

BBC News: World War Two veterans’ memories collected for new archive

BBC News: World War Two veterans’ memories collected for new archive. “Landing on Juno Beach on D-Day, handing memos to Winston Churchill and working as a ‘land girl’ in the Women’s Land Army. These are just some of the remarkable memories of World War Two veterans whose stories are being collected for the West Wales Veterans Archive, which organisers say is an important and timely reminder of a turbulent chapter of history.”

Fine Books & Collections: International Collaboration to Digitize Archive of Dylan Thomas

Fine Books & Collections: International Collaboration to Digitize Archive of Dylan Thomas. “A digital collection of manuscripts and photographs related to Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas will soon be available online thanks to an international collaboration. Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, drawings, financial records, photographs, proofs, and broadcast scripts of the famous Swansea-born poet, whose works include the poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, and the play Under Milk Wood, among many others, will be made available worldwide through a collaboration that includes the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas, Swansea University, and the Dylan Thomas Trust.”

WISERD: Voluntary sector history brought to life in new digital archive

WISERD: Voluntary sector history brought to life in new digital archive. “[Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods] has worked with the Wales Council for Voluntary Organisations (WCVA) and The National Library of Wales to create a historically significant digital archive of the Annual Reports of WCVA and its predecessor organisations. We are delighted to make this resource publically and freely available to social historians, researchers and the generally curious.”

WalesOnline: Everything you need to know about fishing in Wales in one place

WalesOnline: Everything you need to know about fishing in Wales in one place. “Literally every place that you can go fishing in Wales has been researched and uploaded onto the site, along with contact information. With over 1,000 fishing locations including sea fishing marks, angling club waters and coarse fisheries, the website uses intuitive interactive maps, allowing you to find places to fish in Wales quickly and easily.”

Imperial College London: COVID-19 hotspots projected with new website

Imperial College London: COVID-19 hotspots projected with new website. “A new website uses reported cases and deaths to estimate the probability regions in England and Wales will become COVID-19 ‘hotspots’. The team behind the website, from Imperial College London, define a hotspot as a local authority where there are more than 50 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population per week.”

Barry & District News: Unique piece of Wales’ Black history goes online

Barry & District News: Unique piece of Wales’ Black history goes online. “An extremely rare piece of Wales’ Black history has been published online for the first time. Published on the city’s Bute Street in 1862, William Hall’s ‘Personal Narrative’ is a shocking and graphic account of his birth into slavery in Tennessee, and his arduous journey to Cardiff. Hall describes being sold to various plantation owners, detailing multiple attempts to escape his captors, as well as his encounters with other escaped slaves.”

Find. Map. Save: join the search to save thousands of miles of lost historic paths (Ramblers)

Ramblers: Find. Map. Save: join the search to save thousands of miles of lost historic paths. “An estimated 10,000 miles of historic paths – the equivalent of the distance from London to Sydney – are thought to be missing from the map in England and Wales. These historic paths are a vital part of our heritage, describing how people have travelled over the centuries, yet if they are not claimed by 2026, we risk losing them forever. We want to build a movement of ‘citizen geographers’ to help find all these missing rights of way before it’s too late.”