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September 2011
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Home Affairs committee report New Landscape of Policing endorses Intellect suggestions to improve police IT

London. September 23, 2011: Intellect, the trade body for the technology industry in the UK, has today welcomed the Home Affairs Committee report, New Landscape of Policing, which has adopted several suggestions made by Intellect in evidence to the committee. […]

Debbie Abrahams MP – GPSJ Interview

Stuart Littleford: What do you think the labour party needs to do to secure a victory in the next general election and do you feel the state of the economy at the moment is the fault of the last Labour government?Debbie Abrahams MP: I think we need to do what we are starting to do around the ‘Refounding Labour Initiative’ which is what we should be doing all the time, engaging with communities and identifying their needs and issues and responding to them in the policies we develop. There is a big push on this now and the shadow cabinet team are going around the country to feed in ideas from local people. […]

Period of growth in waste and energy development is celebrated at WRG and FCC

WRG is celebrating the outcomes of an 18-month drive to enhance its portfolio of more sustainable and efficient waste management and renewable energy generation options. […]

Ground-breaking legal service will help councils to help taxpayers

Expert Answers, which has an online team of solicitors and barristers, is planning to team up with councils across the country to offer their unique service that allows customers to choose what they pay for their legal advice. […]

Have you been hacked this month?

I’m assuming the majority of people are sitting smugly reading this thinking ‘of course I haven’t!’ You do everything you’re supposed to do, right? You’ve installed a firewall, you’ve got some anti-virus software, you never follow links in emails or open attachments from someone you don’t know or trust. Well, that’s all very commendable but unfortunately it isn’t you that’s been hacked. It’s your information stored by the companies you trust that’s been compromised. […]

Security lessons learned from Californian power outage

The 9th of September 2011 saw a power outage in the US affecting 5 million people in the area of Southern California – the root cause analysis of which is said to have been one single employee switching out a piece of problematic equipment. The upshot of this single act is nevertheless extremely worrying, as it manifested in traffic chaos, cancelation of flights, the shutting down of two nuclear reactors, a widespread impact on business, and on the residents. […]

Man dies after chasing mugger

A man who collided with a bus in Manchester city centre has now died. Officers are still trying to trace two women who may hold vital clues as to what happened in the moments leading up to the collision. Shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday 10 September 2011, police were called to Oxford Road at its junction with Chester Street following reports a man had collided with a city-bound double-decker bus. […]