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Knowsley appoints Christine to push smoking pledge

One of the UK’s most prominent stop smoking campaigners has joined Knowsley Health & Wellbeing to head up its work in helping locals to kick their smoking habit. […]

FOOD BUSINESSES OFFERED CHANCE TO CAPITALISE ON LOCAL FOOD GOLDMINE

Food producers and suppliers are today offered the chance to capitalise on the growing local food goldmine following publication of a new feasibility study. The study, produced by Bidwells Agribusiness on behalf of the South East Food Group Partnership, establishes the growing demand for regional food at both a consumer and buyer level, and the difficulties that impact on suppliers and customers undertaking more business together. […]

National Programme for IT

How the UK manages its medical data has been the subject of heated debate recently, and the more solutions that are suggested, the more tangled the issue seems to become. In the last few months Christine Connelly’s NHS National Programme for IT has turned out to be an idealised and unrealistic project, and the Digital Britain Report has recommended a Government cloud computing approach to share information. […]

Home Access programme

A substantial number of children in the UK still do not have a computer at home, and a third of families lack access to the internet. That is a real challenge for policy makers, local authorities, our education system and UK plc, as we look to prepare our next generation as they move into the workplace or continue their learning. […]

Another Fine Mess?

The recent announcement that CCTV images can now be used as evidence in the issuing of parking fines is of consequence to every local authority. Colin Forrest, Mail Creation Product Manager, Pitney Bowes discusses the extra burden that this ‘remote enforcement’ will place on councils. […]

Reducing energy usage across IT

Organisations of all sizes are being affected by rising costs and constrained budgets. While some commentators are seeing potential for recovery on the horizon, most businesses are still battening down the hatches and looking to make cost savings where they can. […]