Web Design Peterborough

Most companies, when looking to outsource website design or development, start in their local area, typically with a Google search tagging on their town/county at the end of a keyword list such as:

…you get the idea.

A lot of the search results for “web design peterborough” are for directories that with a bit of clever URL and keyword work, consistently placing in the first two pages. This makes it difficult for reputable Peterborough-based Web Design agencies and those further afield within Cambridgeshire to get themselves noticed.

For such agencies, it is important to build awareness to their online presence using as many means as possible, such as registering domain names such as Web Design Peterborough or incorporating Peterborough into their URL.

Facebook starting to smell like Myspace

Tech.co.uk writer James Rivington posted the following article about Facebook and how it’s not as good as it used to be… and how it’s adopting more and more of the aspects which make MySpace so infuriating.

“Facebook accounts will be abandoned in their millions, just like what is happening with MySpace,” it says. “You might as well just blend the two sites together and call it MybookSpaceFace.”

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Vitulli Racing Formula Renault BARC Team

Formula Renault team Vitulli Racing are getting set for rounds one and two of the Formula Renault Winter Championship due to take place at Donington Park National Circuit on November 3rd.   Rounds three and four move to North Yorkshire’s Croft circuit the following week.

The high profile event saw current British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton make his car racing debut in 2001 before winning the Formula Renault UK title in 2003.

An additional class will allow for cars with air intake modifications to compete with those with the 2007 bodykit upgrade.
Vitulli Racing Team Principle John Vitulli explained: The series will include a class for Formula Renault BARC FR2000 Class cars, which will have the air restrictor removed from the engine to allow them to run closer to the pace of the cars with the 2007 bodykit upgrade.

At each race meeting, grid slots will be set by the two fastest times from one 20-minute qualifying session. Renault Sport UK is currently negotiating exclusive testing for all competitors, which will take place on Thursday, 1st November at Donington Park and Friday, 9th November at Croft.

The Formula Renault UK with Michelin Winter Championship will share top billing at both race meetings with the ELF Renault Clio Winter Cup, with support races to be confirmed by the BARC.

French driver Franck Mailleux, who recently won his first F3 Euroseries race, won the 2006 Winter title with a clean sweep of four wins for the Manor Motorsport team.

Commenting on the announcement of the series, Championship Manager Simon North said: “We had a full grid of cars last year with a number of drivers making their debuts in single-seater cars, as Lewis did in 2001. It is an ideal opportunity for young drivers and karters to race in a competitive environment ahead of a full season in Formula Renault UK.”

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FoxyTag for a safer Peterborough

It’s a simple concept – a virtual GPS tags signalled when close to a speed camera get stored on the FoxyTag database.  Then, when closer than 15 seconds away, the display of your mobile device updates, showing you the location of the speed camera giving you enough advanced warning so that you stay informed and safe on the roads.

From the FoxyTag website

“You are also invited to signal speed cameras that have already been tagged; by confirming their presence, you create trust links with other users and get more reliable information. The system excludes automatically users that do not vote “like the others”. Roughly speaking, the more you participate, the more the information you get is reliable.

FoxyTag is a “collaborative” system. Tags posted by FoxyTag are directional. So, tags posted for users driving in the opposite direction won’t be signalized to you.

FoxyTag motivates neither speeding nor any other risky behavior, but allows the driver to concentrate on the road instead of having is eyes fixed on the speedometer, by fear of being flashed. We observe that drivers tend to brake suddenly when they see a speed camera (even if they are not speeding), which can provoke traffic jams or even accidents. FoxyTag signals in advance the presence of speed cameras, so that the driver has enough time to check its speed and adapt it if necessary.”

Given that Peterborough is grinding to a halt thanks to endless roadworks littered with speed cameras,  systems like FoxyTag can only be a good thing.  I’ve already got myself a GPS receiver thanks to my DIY Satnav so I’ll be reporting on my FoxyTag findings shortly.

Wheelie bin stolen in England is found in Bulgaria

Peterborough Council says more than 2,000 bins – worth £30 each – have disappeared. And 1 has turned up in Bulgaria ..

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Peterborough Council has spent more than £75,000 replacing stolen wheelie bins (worth £30 each) in the past year said one had turned up in Bulgaria.

And officials in East Angliasay they can prove they own the bin found in eastern Europe.

A spokesman said: “One 240-litre green recycling bin clearly stamped with the city council’s name was even spotted in a residential area near the Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach in Bulgaria.

“This is the most outrageous example of theft of a wheeled bin we have come across.”

78 percent of immigrants head to Peterborough

As yet another report on migration statistics is published, how long can it be before the elected realise that small cities really cannot cope?

According to xPRESS, Peterborough has been allocated 78% of migrants in the East of England.
In 2001 there were an estimated 8,000 new arrivals in Peterborough. Many had limited English. The number posed a threat to social stability. It also placed pressure on public services and housing provision.
It’s now 2007 and we are seeing wave after wave of legitimate working migrants into Peterborough. In typical first-generation migrant fashion, houses are now multiple occupancy with two or more families sharing houses, leading to social problems with car parking on city streets, neighbour relations, etc.

Supermarkets now stock produce from migrant home countries and advertise in their home tongue. I’m sorry, but if you move to a country then you should be expected to learn the language. Maybe it’s being narrow minded and in fact the supermarkets are the clued up ones – if you’re unfamiliar with the culture, of course you’re going to shop where you can read the labels!

Maybe now is the time for a new business strategy! Instead of starting up yet another hand car wash, using immigrant population to serve the “locals”, focus your business on the immigrants themselves. Encourage them into restaurants, pubs and bars, shops, etc. Take their money – they worked for it, help them spend it!

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