National Library of Wales: The Diversity Project of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography

National Library of Wales: The Diversity Project of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography. “Thanks to new funding through the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan, the Dictionary of Welsh Biography (DWB) is undertaking a new project to enhance the quality and range of its contents. Over this year and the next, the Diversity Project will particularly focus on ethnicity and gender equality in newly commissioned articles to improve the representation of Wales’s diverse history.”

UK Authority: Wales gets data dashboard on youth justice

UK Authority: Wales gets data dashboard on youth justice. “The Youth Justice Interactive Dashboard has been made available by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, providing data around 10-17 year-olds who offend, on topics including the nature of their offences, outcomes and relevant indicators on issues such as accommodation, education and mental health.”

Cardiff University: New public policy research and knowledge exchange academic network launched

Cardiff University: New public policy research and knowledge exchange academic network launched . “PolicyWISE is led by The Open University (OU) and works with researchers from Cardiff University, Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast, The University of Edinburgh and University College London to enable governments in all five countries to learn from each other’s approaches to pressing policy challenges. An initial series of workshops with policymakers and academics from across the nations has already explored approaches to tackling violence against women and girls; improving mental health; post-Covid educational inequalities; children and young people’s health and net zero.”

Cardiff: Reggae veteran hopes to create digital library (BBC)

BBC: Cardiff: Reggae veteran hopes to create digital library. “Veterans of a once vibrant reggae scene in Cardiff have called for its revival following decades of decline. It comes as one historian has made it his mission to archive the history of sound system culture online. Sound systems – huge banks of speakers with MCs and rappers – led to the emergence of hip-hop in the UK. Reggae historian Ashish Joshi has travelled the UK collecting old tapes and videos to create a digital library to keep the culture alive.”

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.”