Self-access libraries roll-out in Leicester

As part of wider plans to save £1.3 million, Leicestershire County Council is set to roll out self-access technology in 15 libraries.

Councils invited to surveillance camera workshops

Tony Porter has announced a series of half day workshops on compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice for this Autumn.

SMEs to supply to government through new £3 billion technology deal

One hundred SMEs have signed up for the chance to get a share of a predicted £3 billion of IT investment over the next four years.

New round of multi-million tech competition launches to improve rail journeys

A further £7.9 million is on offer to develop new ways to improve the rail network for passengers.

Government to trial ‘full-fibre’ broadband

Six areas in the UK will soon be trying out broadband technology that provides data at speeds approaching one gigabit per second (gbps).

BT and Sussex NHS deal to connect 390 NHS sites across the UK

1.6 million patients will benefit from faster treatment and diagnosis thanks to a new five-year multi-million pound contract with BT.

Council fined for leaving personal information online

Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined by the ICO for leaving vulnerable people’s personal information exposed online for five years.

‘Single digital presence’ for libraries to be explored

The British Library is set to lead a project to establish the demand for and possible shape of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries.

Majority of public sector intranets not fit for purpose

A new survey has highlighted that the public sector is struggling to implement effective digital communications for its own use.

Most UK boroughs unable to meet ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ GDPR requirements, research finds

The majority of local authorities in the UK are not yet able to comply with the ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ stipulations of the GDPR.

NHS trust hit by cyber attack cancer operations

Operations were cancelled after hospitals and GP practices run by NHS Lanarkshire were hit by a cyber attack.

Mayor of London appoints first chief digital officer

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed former Camden Council cabinet member Theo Blackwell as London’s first ever chief digital officer.

Lorry 'platooning' trials on UK roads

The Department for Transport has announced £8.1 million of funding for wireless lorry technology trials on UK roads.

UK considering ambitious model for data protection

The UK is considering an ambitious model for the protection and exchange of personal data with the EU.

£5 million for Liverpool City region’s digital and creative SMEs

A new £5 million project will put Liverpool City Region’s DCI sector at the forefront of innovation in emerging digital technologies.

Government’s digital spend with small businesses reaches over £1 billion

The government and other organisations have spent £1.2 billion with SMEs on cloud and digital services.