The latest development to LGSearch is LGSearch+ – which is simply a different search page, but with the latest news from the IDeA, The Guardian‘s ‘Society’ section, the latest links from Info4Local and the Local Government Association‘s news.

These are automatically updated through RSS. I used the open source RSS parser MagpieRSS to produce the content.

One issue still outstanding is the simply vast feed from IDeA. I need to slice this off so we only get the latest 10 items – but this is proving a little tricky at the moment!

I’m also unsure at the moment whether four columns of information is just too much and whether the page looks overly cluttered. Maybe I could get rid of the IDeA stuff anf kill two birds (magpies?) with one stone…

[tags]magpierss, rss, lgsearch[/tags]