Mashable: Cyberflashing to become illegal in England and Wales

Mashable: Cyberflashing to become illegal in England and Wales . “Recent research by Professor Jessica Ringrose, head of sociology at UCL’s Institute of Education, found that 76 percent of girls aged between 12 and 18 had been sent unsolicited nude images of boys or men. Per YouGov data, 41 percent of women aged between 18 and 36 ‘have been sent an unsolicited photo of a man’s private parts.’ Researchers have found that women are often overwhelmingly the target of this violation.”

The Crown Estate: 200 terabytes of free-to-access marine data gives UK offshore development the edge

The Crown Estate: 200 terabytes of free-to-access marine data gives UK offshore development the edge. “Since the emergence of the first operational offshore wind farms in the UK just over 20 years ago, The Crown Estate’s offshore wind customers have agreed to share data collated throughout the lifecycle of their projects, in a bid to support the future sustainable growth of the offshore renewables industry. This led to the creation of the online Marine Data Exchange (MDE) in 2013, which has grown to become the biggest database of offshore renewables survey data in the world, holding over 200 terabytes of survey data from offshore projects across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

The Register: Users complain of missing data in UK wills search service

The Register: Users complain of missing data in UK wills search service . “Users have complained of missing data and trouble logging in after the UK government updated its old probate search service. Run by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), the probate and will search service is a handy tool for hunting down probate records for documents and wills in England and Wales. It can be useful for working out who has the legal right to deal with a deceased person’s property as well as a being a boon for researchers tracing family history.”

Covid-19: New rules in force for three UK nations (BBC)

BBC: Covid-19: New rules in force for three UK nations. “New Covid restrictions have come into force in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as the nations try to halt the surge in infections. All three nations have introduced curbs on the hospitality and leisure industry, resumed social distancing rules and put limits on the size of gatherings. Boris Johnson has not announced any further restrictions in England.”

Nation.Cymru: New national archive records experiences of Wales’ trailblazing political women

Nation.Cymru: New national archive records experiences of Wales’ trailblazing political women. “The experiences of the women who played a central part in the first decades of devolution in Wales have been recorded and protected in a national archive. The voices and papers of current and former women Members of the Senedd have been captured in Setting the Record Straight – Gwir Gofnod o gyfnod, a project by Women’s Archive Wales and the Senedd. An event to celebrate the culmination of a two year project was held in the Senedd today.” A selection of the interviews are available online.

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.”