Postcode Paper created from government data

Ever since the Data.gov.uk repository was launched, there's been a bunch of enterprising coders who are trying to create interesting mashups of the information it provides about the UK. One startup - Newspaper Club - put the data into a dead-tree publication instead, creating the "Postcode Paper".

It's a newspaper which contains a bunch of statistics that might be useful for people moving into a new area. It has info on local services, environmental data, crime statistics, as well as local transport info, travel times and education and healthcare stats.

At the moment it's just a design exercise, but could easily be automated and customised for your individual postcode. Newspaper Club has printed up 50 and distributed them to civil servants who "seemed very excited [by] its possibilities". Perhaps the next time you move house, you'll get one with your first council tax bill...