I have been able to locate new weather widgets, allowing the embedding of weather information without the time consuming task of manual updates. This has allowed me to improve the weather page, which now features forecasts for Hexham, Prudhoe, and Newcastle upon Tyne. These give the current weather and 7 forecasts.
I’m currently investigating similar solutions for local news and traffic and travel information. News is likely to be based around an RSS feed, which is already powering Tyne and Wear news in the sidebar. In this case a BBC News feed is being used.
Any updates will be posted in Website Updates, using the drop down from the ‘Home’ button on the menu, and via the @tynedale_uk twitter feed.