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BREAKTHROUGH IN AWARDS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Manchester-based Breakthrough UK wants to celebrate organisations whoconsistently champion disabled people by ensuring recruitment practices do notcreate barriers, making public places more accessible or providing modernaccessible homes. […]

RLA WARNS OF STUDENT GHETTOS

Deplorable and draconian- says RLA describing the potential for new government measures defining how and where people will live. […]

Minister Praises Wakefield Economic Taskforce

Rosie Winterton, Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber, attended the Wakefield Economic Taskforce meeting on 25th January to discuss practical measures that could assist the Wakefield economy. […]

GRANDPARENTS KEY TO INSTILLING TRADITIONAL VALUES IN FAMILIES

Grandparents are taking the lead in teaching grandchildren a host of traditional values and are frequently acting as their confidants according to a new study out today commissioned to mark the launch of BeGrand.net, an important new online resource for grandparents providing information, advice and support to help them with every challenge they may face. […]

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales becomes Patron of the Historic Towns Forum

HRH The Prince of Wales has become the Patron of the Historic Towns Forum (HTF) bringing together The Prince’s great interest in the built environment with that of the Forum’s work for our historic towns and cities. […]

Dortek targets infection control with new hermetically sealed, glass sliding door

Dortek, the market leading UK manufacturer and supplier of specialist hygienic hospital doors, has introduced a new door which is designed to help hospitals and clinics fight the spread of infection. Originally designed for use on operating theatres, the new fully glazed MF5 hermetically sealed sliding door is particularly suitable for isolation wards, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Critical Care Units (CCUs). […]

BLM acts for local authority in defending bogus claim

Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP (BLM) has successfully defended local authority, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (Oldham MBC) in a personal injury case brought by John Maybury, which led to the conviction of the claimant and his witness for perjury. […]

IRON TECHNOLOGY LEADER WELCOMES HIGHWAYS AGENCY GUIDANCE ON SKID RESISTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS COVERS

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK has warmly welcomed the publication of the latest official guidance from the Highways Agency on design considerations for ironworks on UK roads, which for the first time refers specifically to the recommended skid resistance properties of chamber tops and gully tops. […]

Go it alone Council breaks the mould' on child protection IT

A Council that turned its back on a £147,000 Government grant to develop a child protection IT system, has just seen the system it developed independently scoop a prestigious national e government award. […]

Computer mimics nature by watching TV

Computer scientists at the University of Bath have developed a new way of making life-like animations of trees using video footage of the real thing. This technique could be used by animators and computer games designers to automatically generate realistic trees that move in a natural way. […]

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL SEES CAMPAIGN SUCCESS WITH SMS SOLUTION FROM TEXT MESSAGING CENTRE

Birmingham City Council has selected an autonomous web-based SMS solution from Text Messaging Centre (TMC) to provide local residents with the option to instantly enter its latest competition via SMS. By implementing the SMS solution for a recent street naming competition, Birmingham City Council has been able to reach a wide audience and as a result has seen a greater uptake in entrants. […]

Giving children in Oldham a Sure Start

There are currently 14 children’s centres in Oldham, with two more in the pipeline, enabling many local parents and their children to benefit from the wide range of facilities on offer. With services as diverse as health support; help for parents to find employment or training; maternity and post-natal support, we’re keen to ensure that all local families are aware of the facilities available on their doorstep. […]

Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust Installs Observer Suite for Preventative Network Health

The Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides services to 572,000 adults, across 62 sites in the Leeds area. The people under its care are vulnerable and the Trust strives to provide the best possible care and support to them. […]

OFFICERS FOUND GUILTY OF DRUG OFFENCES

Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Patricia Gallan said: “Following a detailed investigation by Merseyside Police’s Anti Corruption Unit threepolice officers and a member of the public have been convicted of serious drug offences today. […]