Some links for you:
- List and status of UK Local Council Twitters « Local Gov Engagement Online Research – A list of UK councils that are using Twitter in some for or other. Includes Birmingham's transport dept.: http://twitter.com/bcctransport
- Digital TV changeover: The disaster everyone's ignoring – MarketWatch – This is US TV, not UK but given that they're ahead of us on the switchover some of the coverage makes for interesting reading. This fits into the scaremongering category: "the end result of all this will be an onslaught of customer-service problems like nothing we've seen in decades."
- Birmingham Public Library: Rick Bragg Named 2009 Harper Lee Award Recipient – Just to note that over in the 'other' Birmingham they have a library that blogs. It's on blogger and it's a standard template but it absolutely does the job. It's a nice mix of info you need to know (early closing notices or suchlike) and more general stuff like this about literature.