Wilburforce - 9:48 am on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
check your webmaster tools and crawl stats and see if they dropped like mad on the 6th
Not in my case.
The "local results" issue is back with a vengeance. I wouldn't want it even if I actually lived anywhere near my ISP's server. If I want results based on location, I search for Search Term Location, and no longer use Google to do it.