Here's my hack warwickshire entry...nearly finished but a few bugs and
styling issues: http:www.utopiamultimedia.com/hack
The frontpage is a mashup of news from different organisations
including Warwickshire CC. The feeds are stored locally, then checked
when accessed by a user. If they are more than 30 minutes old the
server will retrieve the latest feeds from their respective websites
and overwrite the local copies.
New news stories are flagged as new for the first 2 hours after
The search queries the description and title of the RSS feed.
The article content in the news RSS feed was pretty desperate so I've
scraped the article from the Warwickshire website, and the same for
Warwickshire Police (no description at all in their feed!). I've
pretty much scraped all the local gov news feeds as the content wasn't
brilliant... but left the newspaper feeds alone... didn't want to get
in to trouble on that one!
All Articles contain links back to their RSS feed, and the website
they originated from
The Wired TV is a mashup of Warwickshire CC, Enjoy Warwickshire &
Warwick District Council Vids from YouTube. The framework will also
take Vimeo vids. Again, the feeds are stored locally and then checked
when a user queries them.
The Activities and Events should be finished in the next day or so....
It takes the Enjoy Warwickshire activities database (http://
and searches the Warwickshire Events database for events located
nearby.... it needs styling and tweeking, but the majority of the
content is there.