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Environmental Enforcement ' Looking to the Private Sector

July 2010 saw Maidstone Council embark on a year-long trial initiative with the Xfor Group, a local authority support services provider, in order to supplement its existing environmental enforcement team. Xfor’s Michael Fisher looks at how the initiative has fared. […]

KBR Installs Award Winning Wireless Mesh Solution to 18 Towns and Villages throughout Northumberland

Northumberland County Council (NCC) prides itself on the range and breadth of services it delivers to the 300,000 people throughout England’s most northerly shire, which covers a vast area from the Tyne and Wear conurbation to the Scottish Borders. […]

SAS UK comment on bogus claims

I’m heartened by today’s announcement of a new initiative to tackle the vast sums of money lost to fraud in the UK. However the DWP estimates that error accounts for double the losses caused by fraud. With every penny lost to fraud and error being lost to front line services, one thing is clear: battling this widespread waste has to be a top priority. […]

Evance offers finance packages for the R9000 wind turbine

Evance Wind Turbines, a world leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, has partnered with SolarVentus, investors in renewable energy, to offer free electricity to landowners in England, Scotland and Wales. […]


UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today welcomed Professor Eileen Munro’s review of social work, and its focus on tackling bureaucracy to help social workers to get out from behind their desks and into their communities. […]

GMP Take Possession of New Force HQ

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) take possession of their new Force Headquarters in Central Park. Police leaders and partners gathered to witness the building developers Ask:Goodman present a ceremonial key to Cllr Paul Murphy of Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA) and Chief Constable Peter Fahy of GMP to signify completion of the construction. […]

Press releases about court stories

Many public authorities, charities and businesses issue press releases, or post stories online, about court cases they have won. […]

Civica acquires PSCAL

Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations to achieve a more cost-efficient way of working, has announced that Civica UK Ltd, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired PSCAL Limited (-PSCAL”). […]

011 Conference Awards nominates Policy Review TV for 'Best Virtual or Hybrid Conference'

Policy Review TV has been nominated in two categories for the 2011 Conference Awards, making the shortlist for Best Virtual or Hybrid Conference and Best Sponsorship Initiative. The Awards, hosted by Michael Portillo on 17 June in Westminster, recognise standards of excellence throughout the industry. […]

Council iPhone app achieves success in national public sector awards Trafford

Innovative initiatives in a national public sector awards programme. Developed by e-commerce The iPhone app recently launched by Trafford Council has been nominated as one of the UK’s most experts, boxsail, the new app recorded over 1,100 downloads in its first six weeks and has been given positive reviews by local residents. Find it at or download it free direct from the Apple store. […]