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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 July 2005, 01:14 GMT 02:14 UK
New look for BBC's community site
Action Network website
The website has aided community campaigns since 2003
The BBC's iCan website, which helps people get involved in their community, is to have a new look and new name.

The new Action Network, found at www.bbc.co.uk/actionnetwork from Tuesday, will be faster and simpler to use, say its developers.

For the first time all notices - which usually cover items such as events and campaigns - will be found in one place.

Martin Vogel, Action Network project leader, said they hoped to "help people take action on the issues that matter".

'Get involved'

He continued: "The new look and feel for Action Network makes the site easier to use and the name change will give a clearer indication to the users what the site offers.

"What hasn't changed is BBC's impartial role, providing a neutral platform to help anyone in the UK become more involved in local civic and democratic activities."

The site was launched in 2003 to help people take their first steps in getting involved in civic life.

It offers tools to get started and information across a broad spectrum of interests, from starting a campaign for a pelican crossing to saving a playing field

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