Police spend £1.3 million on cyber crime training

UK police forces spent a total of £1,320,341 on cyber crime training courses in the last three years.

Less than half of councils provide good online waste service

Only 46 per cent of district councils are providing a good or very good service for people seeking information about garden waste services.

£336,000 cost savings for Wirral Council

Wirral Council has announced that it has saved £336,000 since it switched from Oracle support to Support Revolution three years ago.

Stoke-on-Trent Council launches gigabit broadband

Working with Swedish company VXFIBER, Stoke-on-Trent Council is to roll out a gigabit full fibre broadband infrastructure around the city.

£67 million voucher boost for a Full Fibre connectivity

The Nationwide GBVS will provide vouchers to help SMEs and residents with the costs of connecting to full fibre broadband.

First wave of broadband funding allocated

Philip Hammond has announced the 13 areas to benefit from the first wave of funding from the government’s £190 million Local Full Fibre Network.

Two councils to pilot UK innovation in smart city services

Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council are to work together to pilot new smart city services.

£25 million for 5G technology projects

DCMS has announced the winners of a £25 million competition to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G technology in the UK.

Bristol wins global Smart City Award

Bristol has won the Smart City Award at the GSMA’s 2018 Global Mobile Awards in recognition for being a leading smart city of the future.

European support raises Manchester’s digital drive

Greater Manchester has been chosen as part of the European Industrial Transition Pilot, which will support the city’s digital economy.

Funding boost for small cloud tech businesses

Oliver Dowden has announced that a new version of the G-Cloud procurement framework will open for bids in April.

Cyber security boost for internet-connected devices

Companies who produce smart devices will be expected to build-in tough new security measures to boost cyber security.

GDPR funding call for parish councils

The National Association of Local Councils has urged the government to provide funding to help parish councils comply with the new GDPR.

Coventry-based engineering firm Aurrigo

Smart Cambridge has been awarded £3.2 million to develop autonomous shuttle service as part of its public transport network.

£1.2 million for London councils to implement GDPR

Preparations for the incoming EU GDPR is costing London councils over £1.2 million to implement.

Councils warn of ‘fake news’ dangers

The LGA has outlined guidance to help residents sort legitimate information from councils from ‘fake news’ which can be inaccurate and misleading.

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