Test results for Council news - find it
Here is the table of test results for this task. The score on each row is out of a possible total of 20, and the importance column is a rating of 1-5 according to how important testers considered being able to complete this task was.
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|Barnet Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||12||0|
|Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||0|
|Birmingham City Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||12||3|
|Birmingham City Council||Easy||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||10||3|
|Birmingham City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||5||3|
|Birmingham City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||Easy||11||3|
|Bracknell Forest Council||Very easy||Easy||Easy||Easy||14||1|
|Bracknell Forest Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||3|
|Bradford Council||Difficult||Easy||Very easy||Difficult||5||3|
|Camden Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||3|
|Carlisle City Council||Very easy||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||18||3|
|Carlisle City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||1|
|Cheshire East Council||Very easy||Very easy||Difficult||Gave up||8||3|
|Corby Borough Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||15||3|
|Coventry City Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||12||3|
|Coventry City Council||Very easy||Easy||Easy||Very easy||16||3|
|Derbyshire County Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Difficult||6||3|
|Enfield Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||8||3|
|Essex County Council||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||2||3|
|Gravesham Borough Council||Very easy||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||16||3|
|Great Yarmouth Borough Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||12||3|
|Great Yarmouth Borough Council||Easy||Gave up||Easy||Difficult||4||3|
|Guildford Borough Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||15||3|
|Lambeth Council||Difficult||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||-8||0|
|Lichfield District Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||3|
|Liverpool City Council||Untested|
|London Borough of Lewisham||Difficult||Difficult||Easy||Easy||8||3|
|Manchester City Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||11||3|
|Mansfield District Council||Difficult||Difficult||Gave up||Very easy||-1||3|
|Newcastle City Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Difficult||8||3|
|North Somerset Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||1||3|
|Northampton Borough Council||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||Very easy||13||0|
|Northumberland County Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||3|
|Nottingham City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||5||3|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Very easy||Difficult||Very easy||Gave up||8||3|
|Oxfordshire County Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Difficult||16||3|
|Pendle Council||Difficult||Easy||Difficult||Gave up||2||3|
|Plymouth City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||Easy||16||3|
|Plymouth City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||13||3|
|Plymouth City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||Very easy||13||3|
|Ribble Valley Borough Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||18||5|
|Royal Borough of Greenwich||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||12||3|
|Royal Borough of Greenwich||Gave up||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||4||3|
|Scottish Borders Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Easy||10||3|
|Vale of White Horse District Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||3||3|
|Wandsworth Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||5||5|
|West Berkshire Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||13||3|
|West Sussex County Council||Very easy||Easy||Easy||Very easy||16||3|
Specific comments made about this task
Birmingham City Council - 2014-02-06
The navigation was easy because you would think to look in the 'Council and Democracy' box first. Then you would go onto the link on the left-hand side box saying 'News and Publications' and clicking on this led to a hyperlink directing you to the news page of Birmingham City Council. The A-Z was unhelpful so to improve, there could have been a heading saying 'News' in the 'N' section or 'Council News' in the 'C' section. The internal and Google search were the simplest and easiest to use in order of relevance.
Birmingham City Council - 2017-01-11
The latest news on https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/news seemed to be from a week ago.
Bracknell Forest Council - 2014-03-18
Pages with the word "news" appearing in google results.
Bradford Council - 2014-04-11
From menue found a What's New section, and press releases, but not clear if this is council news. Searching for 'news', found several search results, but some misleading. Page called "News" is Bradford District Partnership, not Bradford Council.
Camden Council - 2014-02-13
Straight on the home page, so easy to see current news items. Archives items are a little harder to find.
Coventry City Council - 2014-02-04
The website is really easy to navigate. Searching for this task was easy and was relevant because it came up with what my query was. The latest news was found just on the home page. Council News was in the A-Z section and it was all inalphabetical order so was quite easy to find. You just had to scroll to the bottom.
Derbyshire County Council - 2014-02-11
When using internal search, recommended pages/links took me to different service areas; would be good to have a link to the news room page coming up in the recommended section.
Enfield Council - 2014-12-12
tried 5 halls quick link to web address and none had found pages
Gravesham Borough Council - 2014-10-24
I found most things very easy apart from the a-z. i pressed end thinking it would come up with news however it didnt. However news is at the top of the page so wouldnt really need to be on the a-z service search.
Lambeth Council - 2014-06-07
They weren't anywhere in the navigation as such. I had to guess that if I clicked one of the 3 stories on the front page, that would take me to the news section - and it worked! But I wasn't completely convinced I was in the right place, because the page was called "Love Lambeth" and there was no mention of news. Would be great to have "News from Lambeth / Lambeth council" (even if just a sub-head) so I'd be sure I was in the right place. Searching in google took me to a page that I don't think is an official lambeth council news site.
Manchester City Council - 2013-12-17
Right at the bottom of a very long home page.
North Somerset Council - 2014-03-17
Home page cluttered. Sign posting very unclear. Dreadful colour palette. The carousel looked like news but there was no link nearby to take me to the news area
Northumberland County Council - 2020-04-16
Very straight forward, the latest news is on the home page of the NCC website.
Nottingham City Council - 2014-12-17
Link on homepage. Easily visible.
Nottinghamshire County Council - 2013-12-04
Internal search on 'news' only brings up 'latest bus news' as a result, no sign of corporate news and media section. 'News' not listed in the A-Z.
Pendle Council - 2020-08-18
Why does the home page link to the news room take me to a page with one sentence telling me to visit the news room? And oh my eyes when I get to the news room site - it's like Blogspot.
Scottish Borders Council - 2014-03-04
On the home page as expected. Surprised it didn't have an A-Z entry, though. For internal search I was considering marking it difficult on account of how far down the results it was
Vale of White Horse District Council - 2015-08-25
News page was found right a the bottom of the main page
West Berkshire Council - 2014-02-06
A-Z Needs to be on the front page.