to Target UK Daily Deals Sector via NimbleCommerce Alliance, the money-saving website that helps shoppers save money at more than 800 top stores, has announced its move into the UK daily deals space through a new alliance with NimbleCommerce.

The UK retail deals market is already awash with US suppliers and the new partnership sees set to make its own inroads into the space. By working with NimbleCommerce and its regional retail partners, will be able to offer its users and subscribers daily deals which are tailored to their location and interests. The deals will be available to view at

The new daily deals team has been established to grow the company’s position as the fastest-growing voucher codes website in the UK. The new team will be headed up by CEO Gerard Doyle, who will seek to leverage the site’s 150,000 a day unique visitors and database in excess of 5 million registered subscribers.

Gerard Doyle said: “This new move into the group buying space makes all the sense in the world, since our voucher codes audience and daily deals users are so similar. We are well set up to take the fight to the established US daily deals providers who have gained themselves footholds in the UK market,” says Gerard.

The new daily deals software platform has been built by e-commerce and daily deals specialists NimbleCommerce, a supplier of transactional tools which leverage mobile, search and social networks.

Gerard Doyle continued, “Many US group buying companies now have traction in the UK and there are also technology resellers present too. By getting together with NimbleCommerce we will be able to expand our offering beyond our current 5 million voucher code users and into the burgeoning group deals space.”

NimbleCommerce European Sales Director Peter Casey comments: “This is a really progressive step taken by and we are pleased to be working with such a fast-growing voucher codes company. Our solutions allow retailers and consumers both to benefit, with merchants enjoying the in-built revenue protection we offer.”

“With already having a database of over 5 million on which to build, we are confident that our technologies will empower them to keep growing and make fast inroads into the daily deals space in the UK,” Peter went on.

Gerard concluded, “We are well set to make this move into the group buying market in the UK, with us already having so many subscribers, so much data, so many partnerships and the know-how of how to grow a business rapidly”. will continue expanding in the UK with new regional growth plans in place for the coming three months. The first three cities targeted will be Brighton, Birmingham and Newcastle.

Since was launched in 2009 the site has helped customers save more than £3.8 million and has generated revenues in excess of £25 million in the 12 months to August 2011. At present, the site features more than 500 new offers every day from over 3000 retailers including Marks&Spencer, House of Fraser, and Sainsbury’s.

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Top brand bikes from Halfords and home decorations from B&Q on show on a budget with leading codes site

Giving the gift of bikes this Christmas or getting more fairy lights for your money just got easier thanks to new deals made public by vouchers website The online specialist has introduced new B&Q and Halfords money off coupons this week to help people save.

The latest range of new deals are designed to get people money off Christmas gifts in the shape of new bikes from Halfords. The website is currently home to Halfords vouchers offering money-saving deals like 50% Off Selected Apollo Kids Bikes and up to 50% Off Adult Apollo Bikes.

Consumers can also log on to the site this week and download new B&Q vouchers for saving money on fairy lights and decorations for the home. The new offers available online right now include great value deals such as 3 for 2 on all Christmas Decorations and Christmas Lights from just £2.50.

Doug Scott, managing director at, says, “Christmas can of course be one of the most expensive times of the year so naturally many people want to work to a budget. Our latest choice of deals for saving at Halfords and B&Q can help people stretch their budgets that bit further this year.” offers consumers money saving deals at major high street brands and specialist retailers, including stores like Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Travelodge, First Choice, and Boden.

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OutsourceMyProject Continues To Provide Freelancers With Work

Several months after first launching, the outsourcing website, OutsourceMyProject, is continuing to provide freelancers with work. Enabling many different businesses to have their work completed by skilled individuals, the work costs significantly less than it would do when sourced from a high street company, which is why the concept has really taken off.

Loren Holland, Managing Director of OutsourceMyProject said: “My business partner and I launched OutsourceMyProject with an aim of providing a platform for UK businesses to engage with the UK freelance workforce, whilst also providing UK businesses with the opportunity to outsource their workload to freelancers abroad.”

He went on to say: “With more freelancers signing up to the website every day, whilst an increasing number of businesses are also posting jobs onto the site, it’s thankfully going from strength to strength. At a time where unemployment rates are continually rising, OutsourceMyProject is the ideal marketplace for unemployed UK workers to not only offer their services, but to be able to put their skills to use and be paid for it too.”

With shocking figures released today by the BBC, a record 1 in 5 people under the age of 24 are currently unemployed. Clearly backing the concept of outsourcing, and more specifically backing the purpose of outsourcing websites such as OutsourceMyProject, now is a great time for people out of work to be able to make money from home.

With a jobless rate of 8.3%, and a figure from October 2011 announcing that 1.6 million people are now claiming jobseeker’s allowance, the unemployment rate is the highest since 1996, whilst the total number of those who are unemployed is the highest since 1994.

To date, the concept of outsourcing professional services has been limited to large companies and organisations. However, OutsourceMyProject is a website that enables small and medium sized businesses, as well as entrepreneurs and individuals to be able to successfully find a freelancer and outsource business abroad.

Helping businesses to work within their ever-tightening budgets, OutsourceMyProject is a concept whereby significant cost savings are generated. This is most commonly through the outsourcing of work to low cost economies that have a highly talented skill base, such as various information technology roles and back office support roles to countries like India.

Freelancers firstly sign up to OutsourceMyProject, upon which they are then able to create a freelance profile and use the fair and transparent bidding process to secure the work that appeals to them, such as opportunities to become a freelance logo designer or as freelance graphic designers. With companies able to cherry pick the exact talent they’re looking for, and consequently choosing the freelancer they feel can carry out the job to the required standard, it’s a great way to build up strong working relationships, and is a concept that encourages competitive bidding from both UK and global providers.

With any cost saving method being essential in combating the ever-struggling economic climate in today’s society, it seems that outsourcing is an ideal concept not only for thriving businesses facing budget cuts, but also for companies who simply wouldn’t be able to survive without these savings in place.

OutsourceMyProject provides a sought-after service that helps UK businesses to cut fixed employment overheads whilst also cutting the costs of service providers too. For example, sourcing a competent web designer on OutsourceMyProject is considerably cheaper than sourcing someone at the same level from a high street company.

Thanks to the concept of outsourcing, the freelance jobs workforce is growing, with the possibility of working from home and making a living for yourself being much more of a reality today than it has ever been before. With the digital world growing too, as well as the increasing capabilities of technology continuing to pleasantly surprise us, perhaps this is the way of the future and something we will see a lot more of over the next year or so.

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OutsourceMyProject Gives Its Backing To National Freelancers Day, the UK’s leading outsourcing marketplace, has given its support to National Freelancers Day which takes place tomorrow (23).

The event, which is being held for the third year running, is designed to celebrate the strength of the freelance sector in the UK and promote the use of freelancers by companies of all sizes, specifically with regard to how they can help businesses through the current tough financial environment.

National Freelancers Day has been organised by PCG, a group which champions freelancers, contractors and consultants across Britain. To celebrate the event, PCG has organised for a number of webinars to take place throughout the day aimed at helping experienced and novice freelancers alike. Setting up an effective business framework, finding and winning work, self-promotion and understanding opportunities and threats are all topics that will come under the microscope.

Loren Holland, managing director of OutsourceMyProject, said: “Highlighting the role that independent workers play within the UK economy is a great thing and the more that can be done to promote the work of specialists such as freelance web designers the better.

“Experience running OutsourceMyProject has shown us that more and more companies are recognising the benefits of working with freelancers, especially in the current financial climate when having access a wide range of skill sets without having to shoulder the cost of employing specialists on a full-time basis can really make a huge difference.”

Events are being organised to celebrate the day and promote freelancing around the UK and OutsourceMyProject has called on those working independently to get involved, share their experiences of freelancing and help to make the community stronger.

Loren added: “We’d urge all freelancers, whether they’ve been involved in the sector for five minutes or 50 years to take part in National Freelancers Day and if possible, attend an event in their area.”

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More Internet & Online press releases Launches Family Tree Builder has become the first Irish family history website to offer its users family tree builder software, greatly enhancing its offering to Irish family history enthusiasts.

One of the most important elements in researching family history is the ability to form a visual representation of the years of hard work and research.’s free online application allows users to easily create a family tree from scratch and add some of 10 million records now available on to their existing research.

When compared to using traditional software,’s web-based program presents many advantages such as allowing users to access the latest version of their family tree from any computer and share their family tree with invited members of their family or fellow researchers. Some of the main features of the software include:
– Add, edit, update and delete relations
– Add partners, parents and children
– Members can view their immediate family, ancestors, descendants or whole family tree

This is merely the first step in’s development of a fully integrated family tree program on which users will be able to store photos and historical references, helping to preserve the story of their ancestors. Future features will also include greatly enhanced social functionality, such as the ability to search other users’ trees and inviting other users to collaborate on a tree.

Cliona Weldon, General Manager of, comments: “Our family tree building software is equally adept at helping the novice family historian and experienced genealogist alike to store all the names on their family tree in one place. We’ve made the web based program as easy to use as possible and most importantly it’s free.”

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Clickwork Media Has Search Visibility Covered For The Fitted Wardrobe Company

The Fitted Wardrobe Company, a leading provider of custom fitted wardrobes, has today announced it has selected Clickwork Media, an SEO Agency based in Manchester specialising in providing tailored SEO training and link building services, to spearhead its SEO Campaign.

The Fitted Wardrobe Company, led by CEO Mark Assani, has a careful focus on not only providing bespoke fitted Wardrobes which integrate perfectly into their customers rooms, but also their lifestyles, too.

They offer functional solutions to customers in London and set themselves aside in the marketplace by offering a professional standard of service every step along the way, a service which is tailored precisely to the needs and wants of their customers.

“We chose Clickwork Media because we have become increasingly aware and fine tuned to the fact that our customers are searching for our services online – we know the customer-base is there, and we know that with the help of Gareth and the team at Clickwork Media, we will be better positioned to tap into the online market and generate more sales through our web presence.”

The Fitted Wardrobe Company is a brand with a careful emphasis on customer satisfaction – they provide customers with the ultimate storage solution, and one that is carefully crafted to meet their exact lifestyle and aesthetic requirements.

“We were delighted when Mark got in touch, simply because we have experience working in similar industries in the past, and we are very confident that we can help Mark and the team increase the visibility of in search and ultimately, make their website more profitable”, said Gareth Mailer, an SEO Professional at Clickwork Media.

“We know and understand the challenges which are presented in-front of us in this niche and we look forward to ultimately devising a strategy which will position not only ahead of the competition, but in a position to drive more sales. That, after all, is the ultimate aim for any SEO Campaign”.

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idott Choose Clickwork Media to Boost Online Visibility

idott, a leading IT support company based in Manchester, has today announced that it has tasked Clickwork Media, an SEO agency based in Manchester specialising in link building services and Search Engine Optimisation Training, with its visibility in search.

idott specialises in providing a range of IT support services to clients based in Manchester– these services includes the provision of small business servers, cloud services and security services. Idott has set itself aside in a crowded marketplace by always putting the customer at the heart of IT support, and crafting it solutions according to customer demands and needs. It has tasked Clickwork Media with cultivating and expanding its already powerful offline reputation into the online space.

“The decision to choose Clickwork Media was a simple one – we have seen the results Gareth and the team has achieved for their clients, and we want to share in that success”, said Lee Wrall, CEO of “We know that our industry is a very crowded marketplace online, and more than anything else we were drawn by Gareth’s sensible and sales-focussed approach of targeting the granular level of search”. is a relatively new web presence but has been set-up with everything in place to maximise the potential of an SEO Campaign. “We are delighted to have Lee on-board. Above all else we appreciate the vision he has for online, and we know that with the right strategy in place, he and the rest of the team at can achieve the visibility they deserve from their web presence” Said Gareth Mailer, an SEO professional at Clickwork Media.

“It’s never easy starting with a brand new website in such a congested marketplace, however with Lee’s standard of service and his enthusiasm for developing the visibility of online, we are really looking forward to making the campaign a massive success and developing a long-term relationship with the team”.

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Warren Phillips Web Design Chooses Clickwork Media to Manage Online Visibility

Warren Phillips Web Design, a leading web design company in Manchester, has announced today that it has chosen Clickwork Media, an SEO training and link building Company based in Chorlton, Manchester, to manage its visibility in search. has already established some visibility around some of its main target terms in search e.g. “web design Manchester”, however the decision to choose Clickwork Media was borne out of a desire to build upon this and really ramp up the effort to increase visibility around a wider range of terms.

“We decided to choose Clickwork Media for a number of reasons – we have worked with other SEO Companies in the past, but in this instance the decision was made not just on the quality of the link building packages, but also on the training element”, said Warren Phillips, CEO of

“We had seen Gareth and the team at Clickwork Media before, they came up for quite a few search terms when we were last in the market for an SEO Company – the decision was made after we got in touch, and we’re looking forward to starting what we’re sure will be a successful and mutually profitable SEO Campaign”. has undergone redevelopment over the last few weeks, and in particular the marketing strategy has been expanded with a revised focus on both Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media.

“We were delighted to hear from Warren and the team at Warren Phillips Web Design. One of the main things which made Warren stand out is that he got the “process” from the very beginning and he understands what needs to be done to launch and maintain a successful SEO Campaign”, said Gareth Mailer, Head of SEO at Clickwork Media.

“We are really enthusiastic about getting the campaign up and running and watching as the results unfold over the coming months of the campaign”.

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More Internet & Online press releases Reveals Unusual Discoveries From Cheshire ‘s Local Records has announced several unique discoveries found in the newly available local records from Cheshire. Workhouse records, parish registers, bishop’s transcripts and electoral registers from Cheshire went online for the first time ever recently in what has titled ‘The Cheshire Collection.’ The collection is a series of over 10 million historic records provided by Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, covering over 350 years of history.

Some of the most interesting findings contained within The Cheshire Collection include:

– Lewis Carroll’s baptism was in Daresbury on11 July 1832
– An earthquake hit Cheshire on 18 March 1612
– Ancestors of James Bond actor Daniel Craig sold coal and were iron moulders

An unusual occurrence revealed in the records was the ‘peculiar marriage’ between Daniel Broadbent and Martha Cheetham in Mottram-in-Longdendale on 9 March 1780. Daniel was 23 and Martha was 83 years old. However, fate soon intervened to part this unlikely couple with the Mottram registers for the following year showing that Daniel Broadbent of Hattersley was buried on 30 May 1781. Furthermore, on 6 May 1776, 105 year-old George Harding married Jane Darlington, 75, at St Oswald, Chester.

These unusual marriage records show that, in the 18th century, one could find love at any age. However, the records also reveal a darker side of Cheshire’s past, telling several tales of death from the plague.

In 1625 the UK was hit by an outbreak of the plague which killed 35,000 people. Malpas in Cheshire was badly affected and the online records reveal harrowing accounts of those who were killed by the disease. One such example is that of Richard Dawson of Bradley, whose story, found among The Cheshire Collection, goes as follows:

“…being sick of the plague and perceiving that he must die at that time arose out of his bed and made his grave and caused his nephew to cast straw into the grave… and went and lay him down in the said grave, and caused clothes to be laid upon and so departed out of this world… he died about 28th august, this much I was credibly told.”

Family history records from the ancestors of Daniel Craig and the discovery of the Cheshire earthquake surprised Debra Chatfield, marketing manager at She commented: “These records make it possible for family historians and local history researchers to delve as far back as 1538, unearthing all sorts of unusual finds quickly and easily at their fingertips. Who would have known that Cheshire was hit by an earthquake in 1612 or that James Bond’s ancestors sold lumps of coal?”

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Freelance Workers Are On The Increase

With an increasing number of companies struggling and having to make staff redundant and put recruitment on hold, it’s no surprise that more people are choosing to become freelancers, and that outsourcing the services they offer are in demand now more than ever before.

Simon DeGale is a freelance web designer who uses outsourcing marketplaces to source work. After leaving his full-time job in London to become a freelance web designer, Simon has never looked back. Not only does he now have an ideal work/life balance, but he also gets to spend time with his two young daughters; something he wasn’t able to do as much whilst working in London. Working in the freelance industry has also allowed him to take charge of his own workload and to secure exactly the type of work he wants to be doing.

One particular website Simon DeGale uses is OutsourceMyProject, a UK based platform that offers various different professional services within a freelance marketplace. To date the concept of outsourcing professional services has been limited to large companies and organisations, but OutsourceMyProject enables both small and medium businesses, as well as entrepreneurs and individuals to successfully outsource business both home and abroad.

OutsourceMyProject helps businesses decrease their costs significantly, through outsourcing work to freelancers and/or low cost economies that have highly talented skill bases. OutsourceMyProject works by offering both a transparent and competitive bidding process on each project, which results in competitive bidding from UK and global service providers.

With any savings that can be made being a lifeline for many companies at the moment, outsourcing is the ideal concept to use to make such savings. Companies and individuals that use OutsourceMyProject can perform their due diligence on each service provider by viewing each their unique profile and portfolio, along with analysing their ratings and feedback for past projects. With complete freedom and flexibility in customers appointing their preferred professionals, both parties are able to work on agreed terms.

With improved communication and technology making this type of work arrangement possible, freelancers are able to improve their offering. Last month’s employer survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), JobsOutlook, revealed that the UK economy has discouraged permanent employment, leading more business owners to seek freelance, contract and temporary workers instead.

According to the report, 83% of employers said that their use of temporary workers will rise or remain the same during the next year, whilst four out of five of them said this will happen within the next three months. Only 49% said they expect to add to their permanent workforce within the next 12 months, and this is compared to 66% in the previous month. However, short-term permanent recruitment expectations currently stand at 67%, compared to 74% previously.

Loren Holland, Managing Director of OutsourceMyProject said: “These figures show that employers are waking up to the wealth of flexible human resources available to them. Rather than take on new staff on a long-term or full-time basis, specific projects can be completed by sourcing people with exactly the right skills and experience for each task. Whether a business is large or small, or even if someone working alone is looking for one-off assistance with a particular project, it’s possible to find a freelancer to offer invaluable support.”

A report published at the end of 2009 by Enterprise Nation, in association with British Telecom, found there were more than 2.8 million businesses operating full time from home in the UK, which represents a 16% increase from the prior year. Furthermore, home businesses contribute around £284 billion to the annual UK economy. Technology was cited as a key factor in enabling people to start and grow a business from home, with 81% of the Enterprise Nation survey respondents stating that technology is critical to the success of their home business.

These improvements in internet access have lead to a dramatic increase in the number of company employees working from home. Businesses are more flexible to staff working from home given the improvements in technology and business tools which give staff full access to servers and files from their home, such as cloud computing and drop box application.

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Brits Reveal Euro Concerns in Latest Research

Voucher codes specialist has uncovered British consumers’ fears surrounding the Euro currency crisis which continues to impact on the continent’s economies. The latest research carried out by the money-saving website found that 62% of people would, should the Euro crash altogether, remove their money from the system and keep it somewhere private and safe.

The website, which helps shoppers to save at more than 800 leading retailers, also found that in the event of a complete collapse of the Euro 14% of people would quickly blow all of their money. The poll also revealed that 10% of people would invest their cash in the property market and 10% would look to change their lives by leaving the rat race completely.

For more information visit features more than 500 new voucher codes and deals every day from over 3000 retailers including Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser, and Sainsbury’s.

to ensure their packages arrive on time.”

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Parcel Couriers Make Preparations For Festive Rush

Couriers with services available through online parcel delivery firm Parcel2Go are making their final preparations ahead of the Christmas season.

Thousands of Christmas shoppers came to rely on courier services last year when severe weather conditions around the UK made it look like many people would not be able to get their presents to friends and family members in time. This year, industry-leading firms such as UPS and FedEx are making preparations early in anticipation of a last minute rush.

Last month, courier specialist FedEx said it was expecting a 12 per cent year-on-year increase in the volume of goods handled worldwide between November 24 and Christmas Day, peaking at an estimated 17 million shipments on December 12. The rise in the number of packages being sent is said to be down to an increase in e-commerce, with more people feeling comfortable buying Christmas presents over the internet. To cope with the festive rush the company is employing an extra 20,000 seasonal staff.

International delivery firm UPS will employ an extra 55,000 seasonal staff across America. The company has predicted a late surge in demand as consumers leave it until the last minute to buy their presents over the internet. UPS believes its busiest day will be December 22, when it will handle about 26 million items worldwide.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: “It’s great news that our shipping partners are looking ahead and planning how to provide the best possible level of service to UK consumers over the Christmas period. It’s always a challenge at this time of year when shipping volumes peak, but Parcel2Go customers can rest assured that their items are in safe hands with our couriers.

“As the hard winter conditions that have hit the UK in recent years have shown us, planning ahead is always sensible. We’re calling on individuals and businesses to make sure they organise parcel deliveries as early as possible to ensure their packages arrive on time.”

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Invest In A Mobile App And See Your Company Grow

With recent research conducted by Acquity Group showing that one in four retailers now have a mobile app, it seems that businesses are keen to reach a new mobile audience.

There are many benefits to be reaped by companies with mobile apps, mainly due to the fact that almost everyone owns a mobile phone these days. With companies increasingly using mobile apps and processes in their everyday working lives, time is saved whilst performance is improved too. Other benefits include increased efficiency in terms of communication; the ability to download the same everyday applications that are on desktop PC’s; constant internet access; and quick completion of tasks.

Mobile phones have made it possible to talk, text, email, watch television, watch films, and listen to music, no matter where in the world we are. Through businesses investing in mobile apps, work can therefore be conducted wherever we are, with there being no need to be in the office to carry out a simple task, such as reading emails.

Today we are hearing of more and more businesses that have developed apps. Giving employees the opportunity to access any of their work regardless of where they are, companies are therefore increasing their employees’ productivity as a result.

With some companies developing a mobile app, or in some cases paying for a mobile app to be developed, they are most commonly either an app of the actual business, or an app that will help the business to grow and be successful. As a great way to promote a company, mobile apps will only get better, as in months to come it may be possible for additional services to be sold through them.

A company that’s recently invested in a mobile app is the financial services firm Prudential. After launching new mobile tools in a bid to make it simpler for clients and business partners to access the company’s products and services, Prudential is definitely tapping into the previously unknown world of mobile apps. Not only that but Prudential Retirement, part of the Prudential Financial group, has unveiled a new website optimised for mobiles, which will allow account access to 2.5 million of its retirement plan participants whilst they’re on the move. In addition to this, the company has also invested in a retirement income calculator app for smartphones, which has been designed to allow users to calculate their estimated monthly retirement income, as well as their estimated monthly retirement income need.

The fact that mobile app development is becoming popular all over the world makes it easy for mobile app freelancers to secure work. Not only is app development a task that requires the knowledge of someone highly skilled within that particular area of development, but it’s also a task that’s costly and therefore needs to be completed correctly first time around. The opportunity for a mobile app developer to pick up work is great for those working in the freelance industry; with many freelancers often signed up to various different outsourcing websites in order to secure such work, as well as to ensure they’re contacted by those who want to make use of their skills.

OutsourceMyProject is an example of an outsourcing website that has many skilled people signed up to it, from freelance web designers to freelancer programmers. As a UK based platform that’s been created to open up the global market place for professional services across a wide range of sectors, OutsourceMyProject helps businesses and those in the self employed industry to decrease their costs significantly. A freelance mobile app developer, for example, can be found to complete work within a specified budget, without the need for companies having to compromise on the quality of work delivered.

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More Internet & Online press releases Aims To Help The Diaspora Discover Their Irish Roots, the world’s newest family history site, is aiming to provide the 80 million people that are part of the Irish Diaspora with the easiest possible way of researching their Irish roots. is a joint venture between brightsolid, the Scottish based experts in the digitisation of precious records who own and/or operate a family of sites including, as well as the Friends Reunited Group, and Eneclann, an award-winning Trinity College Campus Company based in Dublin. In 2009 Eneclann made it their objective to digitise what they felt was the greatest untapped Irish genealogical resource, The Landed Estate Court Rentals. They approached brightsolid online publishing with their proposal and from this, was born.

Launched in Dublin in May by the Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, the new site aims to increase its current collection of records from almost 10 million to over 50 million within the next 12 months, making it the world’s most comprehensive online database for Irish family history research.

At the launch Brian Donovan, Director of findmypast Ireland, commented: “This is a major achievement. By teaming up with and brightsolid, we are bringing Irish history to life for millions. These remarkable records are available online to researchers and family historians all over the world for future generations. We are committed to publishing family history records which provide more than simply names and dates, instead describing what your ancestors did and how they lived.”

One of the most significant set of records available on is the Landed Estate Court Rentals records. Up until now, the biggest problem with the Landed Estate Court rentals has been access. Although used by professional Irish genealogists, the microfilm records stored at the National Archive of Ireland were difficult to use unless the name of an ancestor’s landowner was known.

With the permission of the National Archives and an agreement to allow free access to the digitised images in five years’ time, the 100,000 microfilm images were taken, digitised, indexed and placed online at

The critical information contained in these catalogues are the rentals, especially the lot descriptions. The details often include:

– Names of tenants
– Map reference
– Yearly rent in pounds, shillings and pence
– Day rent is due: labelled as “Gale days”
– Size of plot: in acres, roods and perches
– Length of tenure
– Observations

Previously, the amateur family historian would have been content to discover names and dates associated with their ancestors, but genealogists have now found new windows into the past. The Landed Estate Court records are an example of this as they provide not only names and dates but key facts about ancestors’ lives. These land and estate records include information on where they lived, who they lived with, what their lodgings were like and what the area in which they lived was like.

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Busy Shops Ranked as UK Consumers’ Top Christmas Hate Reports

The most annoying thing about the Christmas season is shops being too overcrowded and busy – so says the results of a new user poll carried out by leading money saving website

Consumers use the to save money on products and services from over 3,000 suppliers, and this week opened their hearts about Christmas in the website’s latest survey. 32% of respondents told that busy shops are their least favourite aspect of Christmas, while 1.25% of miserly people said that they found the Queen’s Speech to be the most annoying thing. Second in the survey results was over the top hype levels in the run-up to Christmas.

The poll revealed consumers’ Christmas pet hates to be: 1. Crowded shops, 2. Early Christmas hype, 3. None of them – I love Christmas, 4. Commercialisation 5. True meaning of Christmas is lost, 6. Everything, 7. The cost, 8. The Queen’s Speech, 9. Carols, 10. Christmas TV.

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Spain Visual Integrates Three New Destinations In Its Tourism Portal

Spain Visual presents a new version of its website about Spain tourism with a substantial increase in content and significant improvements in design and navigability.

The day 02.11.2011 presents a new version of Visual Spain tourism website, with plenty of improvements content, design and navigability.

. They have added three new destinations to the site, Aragon, Extremadura and Val d’Aran in which the site presents 85% of tourism in Spain.

. It expands the video section to offer to companies making corporate video commercials for the web at affordable prices.

. As for video content have been integrated for 19 spots these areas bringing the total content of the portal video spot is 564 spots.

. Added photo content to improve information in various areas.

. It has completely changed the layout design making it more friendly and substantially improving the navigability.

. They have integrated the latest deals flights low cost of Iberia, as well as banners for the company Smart Boxes regarding short breaks at very competitive prices.

. They have enhanced the content of social media channels such as Vimeo, Youtube and Facebook, as well as the opening of a specialized blog on holiday in Spain to boost brand awareness.

As for expansion plans in a period of 12 to 18 months will come to its presentation in Mandarin Chinese and Russian to match the industry’s future.

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Revolutionizing the Way People Send Flowers To Bangalore

The A1 City Flowers Corporation, a leading provider of flowers in Bangalore, unveils online flower service, a groundbreaking new way of sending flowers to Bangalore through online portal since 2008.

A1Bangalore Flowers was developed with both novice customers and seasoned buyers in mind. It shows a great availability of collections over internet and generated demanded revenue online from its service. The items include a classic style bouquet, tall and exotic basket arrangements, paper wrapped bunches, and gifts collections.

The online service is very easy to use with customer service bear in mind. With this portal A1 Bangalore Flowers comes complete with:
• 24/7 customers service
• A user-friendly interface
• Highly adaptable field, you can place order from anywhere
• Payment through secure payment gateways.

A1 City Flowers Group has complemented its online presence by launching its website in 2008 – powered by Ecommerce – for Bangalore and India service in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Chandigarh and other major cities. In fact, the A1 Bangalore Flowers has been in the list of customer favorites since 2010 onwards. A1 Bangalore flowers works directly with the customers, forming a unique trust relationship with good quality products in India.

Gift is available as a online product for Bangalore people, India and is directly available at Developed in collaboration with A1 City Flowers, flower growing firm based out of Himachal, Pune and Bangalore, A1 Bangalore website seeks to combine the aesthetic vision of his practice with the latest flower bunches design. Their further scope is to build a more powerful delivery network in other cities of India in 2012.

A1 Bangalore Flowers is the first flower house from India to get invited to Dubai flower designing competition to showcase ethnic Indian designs. This marks a new trend by any major international platform to showcase Indian flower designs that is created globally. Since its inception, about three years ago, A1 Bangalore Flowers enjoys a strong following worldwide. It now has over five thousand Fans on its Facebook social-networking page and is the fastest growing flower brand in India.

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More Internet & Online press releases Publishes Irish Prison Registers Online has launched the Irish Prison Registers 1790-1920 online for the first time, an untapped resource for those tracing their Irish roots.

The original Prison Registers, held at the National Archives of Ireland, cover all types of custodial institutions, from bridewells, to county prisons, to sanatoriums for alcoholics. They contain over 3.5 million entries, spread over 130,000 pages, with most records giving comprehensive details of the prisoner, including the name, address, place of birth, occupation, religion, education, age, physical description, name and address of next of kin, the crime committed, the sentence, dates of committal and release/decease.

The registers offer a real insight into 18th – 19th century Ireland and present evidence of a society of rebellion and social confrontation, where rioting and assault of police officers were everyday occurrences. They also reveal the rampant poverty and destitution that many faced, with the theft of everything from handkerchiefs to turnips.

The reasons for incarceration cover all types of crime but the most common offence was drunkenness, which accounted for over 30% of all crimes reported and over 25% of incarcerations. The top five offences recorded in the registers are:

– Drunkenness – 25%
– Theft – 16%
– Assault – 12%
– Vagrancy – 8%
– Rioting – 4%

The nature of these crimes was significantly different from those in England. Figures show that the rate of conviction for drunkenness and tax evasion was 3 times greater, and the rate of both destruction of property and prostitution were double what they were for the same time period in England.

The records are full of individuals who were arrested for very minor offences. For example, a record from the Cork City Gaol Court Book lists an arrest for Giles O’Sullivan (26), with no education and no previous convictions, on the 30th of March 1848 for being “a dangerous and suspicious character”. Other examples of the heavy hand of the law can be seen in the case of John Cunningham from Finglas (21) who was arrested for “Washing a car on a thoroughfare” and young Christopher Doyle (14) arrested “for being an idle, disorderly rogue and vagabond”.

With the Irish population averaging 4.08 million each year for this time period and over 3.5 million names in the records, it would suffice to say that almost every family in Ireland was touched by these records, as offenders, their relatives or victims of crime.

Brian Donovan, Director of findmypast Ireland, commented: “These records provide an invaluable resource for anyone tracing their Irish ancestors as during the period covered almost every household in Ireland had a convict in their family. These records provide such a wealth of information that they are sure to shock and surprise almost anyone looking for the missing links in their Irish family tree.”

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Facebook Could Soon Have a ‘Dislike’ Button

Following recent speculation in the online industry, QueryClick comment on the news that Facebook have made a few changes to their Open Graph that could let users have the much wanted, ‘Dislike Button’.

At the recent F8 conference in September, a lot of publicity surrounded the announcements of some of Facebook’s biggest changes to date, such as Facebook’s new Timeline feature. However, this was not the only change to that users could experience, as developments have led to as a change in the Open Graph has opened up a whole lot of opportunities for users to express their opinions one their friends’ posts, say QueryClick.

Christopher Liversidge, QueryClick‘s Managing Director comments: “For a very long time, Facebook users have been able to ‘like’ their Facebook friends’ posts – this means that they could show their appreciation for something that a friend had posted on Facebook by hitting a ‘like’ button. But for as long as the like button has existed, users have been asking for a ‘dislike’ button, where they can show their disapproval or simply their negative feelings towards something they’ve posted. These recent changes to Facebook’s Open Graph have actually made it more possible for users to do this, thanks to Facebook’s new ‘Gestures’ feature, which follows their popular ‘verb any noun’ feature.

The ‘verb any noun’ feature gives users the chance to create their own actions, such as saying that they have ‘watched’ a particular movie, ‘listened’ to a song or alum or even ‘read’ a specific article online. While this may seem very different from ‘like’ and even ‘dislike’, this where ‘Gestures’ comes in because it gives the developers the power to create their own actions, such as ‘challenge’ and ‘cheer’, which means that a ‘dislike’ button may not seem that far away after all, say QueryClick.

Chris continues: “The ‘Gestures’ feature could really transform Facebook for users and developers, as it could open up so many possibilities for communicating with loved ones on the site. It would seem pretty logical that if developers can create buttons for specific actions, that a ‘dislike’ button could be within reach. While Facebook have yet to confirm that the ‘dislike’ button is to be added to the site, the ‘Gestures’ feature could lead to a new and different way of sharing information online, which is just fantastic.”

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Google AdWords Express Arrives in the UK and Germany

After a long wait, Google’s latest addition to the Adwords family is now available in the UK and Germany, and could make advertising online even simpler for companies in Britain and Europe, say QueryClick.

This month it was announced that Google would be launching AdWords Express, a new service that they promise is a faster and simpler way for smaller and more specifically, local businesses to kick start and run a paid online advertising campaign. The service, which was launched in the US in Autumn last year, and was originally named Boost is a great addition to Google’s existing AdWords services, and will help inexperienced and smaller businesses gain a better online presence, say QueryClick.

Christopher Liversidge, QueryClick‘s Managing Director comments: “AdWords Express has been designed and created for businesses that don’t already use AdWords to help them become more visible online, and therefore attract more customers. Because Google is aware that using a new product like AdWords can be quite intimidating the very first time, they have specially created AdWords Express to be not only very easy to use but also very simple and quick to set up for the first time too.”

When a new user uses AdWords Express for the very first time, all they have to do is provide some very basic information, then create their ad using their own words, and their campaign will be finished and ready to go when the user is. AdWords Express will then work out what searches would trigger that ad to appear, and then the ad will only be shown to people who have been looking for the kind of products that that business has to offer. Also, the ad will be shown in Google Maps, using a blue pin, which means that users can see where a business is before they click on the website.

Christopher continues: “What’s really good about AdWords Express is that it allows people to create really specific ads, such as product specific and location specific, which means people in a certain area of the UK and Germany will be able to find you quicker and more easily. So, for instance, if a webmaster of a toy shop in Manchester signs up to AdWords Express, they will appear whenever a user searches for “toy shops in Manchester” or if they’re already in Manchester, then if they search for “toys” that ad will then appear, which means that search becomes easier for both the consumer and the webmaster.”

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