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Lincolnshire Day 2017

Sunday 1st October marks Lincolnshire Day, the annual celebration of our fabulous county. Whether you’re taking part in the Lincoln Half Marathon or enjoying free entry to our Castles and Museums, we hope you have a great weekend.


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Twitter to trial expanded character limit for Tweets

twitter-1795652_960_720Twitter has begun to trial longer Tweets for a select number of users on their social media platform.

Traditionally restricted to 140 characters in posts, a small group of users will get the opportunity to fit more into their messages.

In a company blog post on Tuesday, staff wrote that they were seeking to aid users whose chosen languages force them to “cram their thoughts into a Tweet”. According to research by the company, 9% of all Tweets in English hit the current 140 character limit, compared with only 0.4% of all Tweets in Japanese.

Biz Stone, entrepreneur and co-founder of Twitter Tweeted about the trial:
According to Stone, the original constraints of 140 characters were a result of the confinements of mobile. Early Twitter users could Tweet by text message but network bandwidth constraints meant messages had to be short. However, as today's users Tweet via apps or on a desktop, there is no longer a technical need for the limit.

This latest change comes on the back of several updates from Twitter giving business and individual users more room to be creative. In 2016, Twitter made it so GIF’s, photos, polls and other media no longer contributed towards the 140 character limit.

Follow DBS’s updates on Twitter here:

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Community Champion Finalists

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DBS have been announced as finalists in the North Kesteven District Council’s Community Champion Awards from a pool of 80 nominations.

Each year, North Kesteven District Council’s Community Champion Awards recognises those who have gone above and beyond for their community.

DBS were nominated for the "Community Business" category by local parish councillor Keith Lamyman for the neighbourly contributions that have made a difference to the local community.

Employee owned DBS operates a corporate social responsibility programme (CSR), contributing locally and internationally to worthy causes.

Locally, DBS director David Clarke founded the Navenby Business Network.

DBS also made a very significant contribution to the village being equipped with three defibrillator units, a life-saving and essential safety measure for rural locations.

DBS provide website support to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. They also provide a website free of charge to local charity Star Trust.

DBS have worked closely with local schools Priory LSST and William Robertson for more than a decade to provide work experience opportunities.

DBS is also active in two mentoring schemes. For the last 6 years David and his team have worked hard to initiate and continue a mentoring scheme for University of Lincoln students in their final year. This mentoring service involves CV advice, conducting practice interviews and giving careers guidance to students who may be unprepared for the demands of the world of work.

David also mentors for a Lincolnshire scheme called Mission Mentor, giving children in care in the county a chance to gain valuable guidance on education and work as well as motivation.

The award ceremony will take place on the evening of October 19th.

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DBS starts work with Lincolnshire’s newest boutique hotel and restaurant

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We’re very pleased to have started providing internet marketing services to The Masons Arms Hotel, a boutique hotel in Louth in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Recently renovated and only having re-opened its doors in July, it is a handsome 18th century grade II listed building combining 300-year-old features with modern style, comfort and connectivity.

As well as 10 en suite bedrooms, The Masons Arms also houses a restaurant, cocktail bar, ballroom and library. It is a timeless escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, whether you’re looking for a delicious meal produced from predominantly locally sourced ingredients, a romantic retreat, a comfy stopover or a Lincolnshire wedding venue. 

To find out more about them, visit their website, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter


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Birthday celebrations for Dan

DBS would like to wish a very happy birthday to Dan Ransom who celebrated his birthday on clip_image002Saturday 16th September. Dan enjoyed his birthday relaxing with family during the day and celebrating over drinks with close friends in the evening.

Web Designer Dan is the latest recruit to DBS having been with us for just over four months. He brings with him over 8 years experience working as a creative graphic and web designer. Click here to read more about him.

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New Website For Leading UK Franchise

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DBS has launched a new website for the UK’s leading domestic cleaning franchise.

Time For You covers the UK, Ireland, Australia and Norway. The new website allows its customers to arrange online booking and payment for domestic cleaning services.

“We’ve had great feedback so far from our franchisees and are really pleased with the new site,” said Sam Stawarz, Operations Director of Time For You.

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