Did you know that..?

Advised by Sir

Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt and others, government are

opening up data for reuse. The www.data.gov.uk site seeks to give a way into the

wealth of government data and is under constant development.

Designed for people outside of

government who have the skills and abilities to make wonderful things

out of public data. The site is a first step in building a

collaborative relationship with the private sector

For example, Under Accidental Fires, did you know that….

The United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Services attended 722,000 fire and

false alarm incidents in 2008/09 – a 10 per cent decrease on 2007/08.

In England, 562,000 incidents were attended (also a 10 per cent


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