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In the Guardian: the mystery of the vanishing addresses

Friday, January 9th, 2009

What should be done with Royal Mail’s PAF? (From 1999)

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Postcodes to be free? But which ones?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt on the benefits of open data

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

In the Guardian: one-off census address database cost rises 20% to 12m pounds

Monday, March 9th, 2009

In the Guardian: what happens to the Postcode Address File in a Royal Mail split ownership?

Monday, March 9th, 2009

The government wants you to show it a better way (and will pay £20,000)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

In the Guardian: how rows over intellectual property are causing problems for the 2011 census

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Is there a Valuation Office portal? No. Can we have one? No. Why not?…

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

If you get free data, what will you do with it?

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

A national address gazette – but copyright problems persist

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

|In Thursday’s Guardian: want to know where post offices are? Sorry, we can’t (or won’t) tell yoyu

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Catching up: government responds to OFT and Power of Information reports

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Postcodes: local authorities vs Royal Mail still arguing; want to sign a petition?

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Postcomm makes recommendations on future of Postcode Address File: it should make a profit

Thursday, April 19th, 2007