Lewisham residents contacted about suspected data hack

Lewisham council officers are contacting around 6,000 people who they believe may have had their financial data hacked

The Department for Education has highlighted five key opportunities for the technology sector to create a step change in education, improving teaching and slashing workload

£45 million investment in rural broadband

New £45 million funding for the Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme will see rural communities benefit from improved broadband access.

New UK Council for Internet Safety

Minister for Digital Margot James has announced a new UK Council for Internet Safety to improve the online safety and tackle online abuse.

Photo credit: Openreach

Openreach has reduced the wholesale price of broadband in a bid to boost the number of homes and businesses using fast services.

£487 million to be spent on NHS technology

£487 million is to be spent on technology for the NHS, giving more patients access to health services at home.

RCS finds almost 9,000 fax machines owned by hospitals

The NHS has been criticised for its reliance on ‘archaic’ technology as it is revealed that hospital trusts own almost 9,000 fax machines.

Full fibre broadband and 5G future plans revealed

Government to ensure mandatory full fibre broadband roll-out for all new build homes and a new priority to connect hard-to-reach rural areas.

Smart bins to improve waste collection in Hull

Hull City Council will see smart bins introduced across the city in a ground breaking pilot project to improve waste collection.

Cities need more powers to address digital divides

New report argues that UK cities need more government resources if they are going to be able to address current digital divides.

Financial leadership key to public sector digital transformation

Technology advances in public services requires effective leadership, organisational engagement, and insightful risk management, says CIPFA.

Plans for ‘outstanding’ digital connectivity across Cambridgeshire

A new strategy is being launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to significantly improve mobile, broadband and public Wi-Fi coverage.

Newcastle cabinet to consider leading ‘smart city’ proposals

A new report to transform Newcastle into the UK’s leading ‘smart city’ will be considered by Newcastle City Council’s cabinet.

Mobile phone detection first on Norfolk’s roads

Norfolk County Council is trialling a new mobile phone detection system on the county’s roads, which is the first system of its kind to be used in the UK.

UK drops to 35th in global broadband speed table

An analysis of more than 160 million broadband speed tests conducted across 200 countries has revealed that the UK is ranked 35th.

£7.5 million pledged for council digital agenda

The government has launched a new £7.5 million ‘digital pledge’ for local authorities to help them transform their online services.