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Man dies and 8 yr old boy injured at Saddleworth Band Contest

A man has died and and eight year old boy has been injured after a collision involving a coach at this years Saddleworth Band Contest. The accident happened at around 10pm, a coach collided with the 57-year-old man and the boy. […]

Varonis addresSes the explosive growth of unstructured and semi-structured data

NEW YORK , 25th May 2010 – Varonis Systems Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, today announced Version 5.5 of DatAdvantage® and DataPrivilege®, a further evolution of the Varonis Meta-data Framework, which enables customers to identify sensitive unstructured and semi-structured data on their file systems, SharePoint Sites and NAS devices. […]

Overwhelming focus on reducing the deficit is a huge mistake, says TUC

Responding to the Queen’s Speech announced today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: -The Speech contains important issues to welcome – restoring the state pension link with earnings, cracking down on high-risk activities in the City, and an extra push on green energy. […]


The Guardian Public Services Awards, in partnership with Hays Specialist Recruitment, launch today. Now in their seventh year, the Awards are the leading celebration of excellence among organisations commissioning or providing services, showcasing innovation and best practice across Whitehall, local government, the NHS and beyond. […]

It's An Emergency – Quick Get On Your Bike!

The bobby on the bike is making a comeback as police forces ditch their panda cars and get peddling. Constabularies nationwide are fighting crime and costs with cycles. […]


A new library at King Cross, Halifax, is rapidly heading towards completion by William Birch & Sons and its design has been shaped by the local community who will be using it. […]

Forestry Commission awards Fujitsu five year contract to manage IT estate

Britain’s largest land manager, the Forestry Commission, has awarded Fujitsu a new five-year contract to maintain all of its ICT hardware across the Commission in England, Scotland and Wales. Fujitsu originally won the six-year contract to run the Forestry Commission’s IT in 2003. The new contract was won in a competitive tender through the Catalist framework. […]

DVD 2010 returns to Millbrook in June

DVD 2010, Defence Equipment & Support’s (DE&S) stakeholder event for the land and supply chain communities in the defence sector, will take place on June 23 and 24, at Millbrook, Bedfordshire. […]

New Head At Trade Association

The promotion of best practice, training and sustainability are key objectives for Stephen Hodgson in his new role as head of the UK’s building preservation industry, the Property Care Association (PCA). […]

Election 2010: Where Next for Public Sector Spending Cuts?

So, it seems we face a choice between ‘securing the recovery’ or being taken seriously by the markets with regard to deficit reduction. Between halving the deficit (by £78m) over the next four years or a more ‘roots and branches’ attack on spending – perhaps something more akin to Ireland, where cuts and tax rises in 2009 of around 5% of GDP would be like taking £65bn out of the UK economy in a single year. […]

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre’s (QEIICC) impeccable handling of the Iraq Inquiry has brought its capabilities to the attention of a worldwide audience. The hearing, the first event to be held in the Centre’s recently-opened inquiry suite, has provoked widespread interest in the outstanding facilities offered by The QEIICC, an executive agency of the Department For Communities and Local Government. […]

How Colleges can benefit from paperless accounting

Apart from shrinking your carbon footprint, what other benefits are there for Colleges that move to electronic based financial management? As well as examining the environmental effects, Simon Kearsley, CEO at accounting software vendor, Symmetry explores other reasons why going paperless can improve processes, save time, increase efficiency and contribute to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts. […]

Firearms of historical interest found

Firearms belonging to World War II hero Geoffrey Hallowes have been found in Surrey and donated to The Gordon Highlanders Museum. In March 2008 a local Surrey resident reported to police that she had found six firearms while clearing out a property in Surrey. It is not uncommon for people to come across firearms about which they had no knowledge when clearing out a property. […]


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