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Appeal following murder of RAF Aircraftswoman

Rita Ellis

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

19-year-old Rita Ellis was murdered at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire on Saturday 11 November 1967.

At 10.30am on Sunday 12 November Rita’s body was found on the camp by a dog walker near a disused railway at the old coal yard about 250 yards from the main road […]

Department of Infrastructure, Isle of Man, selects Zeta’s Solar Shelter Lighting

Isle of Man – Zeta Solar Shelter – rural shelter

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

15 bus stops along the main service route from Douglas to Ramsey have been fitted with Zeta Specialist Lighting’s Solar Shelter Lighting Kit. The rollout is part of a three-year plan that will see a total of 50 bus stops across […]

Germany after Elections – Implications for the UK and Brexit negotiations

A month after Germany took to the polls on September 24th, initial coalition talks to form a new government began last week. Although Angela Merkel and her conservative CDU/CSU group won the elections, they entered Parliament a weakened force after suffering severe losses. Although sure to be re-elected as Chancellor, Merkel is left with only […]

OLDHAM POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE GPSJ AWARD FOR ACTIONS ‘ABOVE AND BEYOND’ DUTY DURING LOCAL FLOODING

Oldham officers are presented with their GPSJ Above & Beyond Awards certificates by Bryn Hughes, father of PC Nichola Hughes (who was killed on duty) and Chief Superintendent Neil Davies. Pictured left to right: PCSO 66103 Lee Lockwood, PCSO 62643 Wayne Turley, PC 15574 Donna Youngjohns, PC 1315 Jordan Heaton, Sgt 2282 Toby Knight, […]

UK’S FLEET HEROES REVEALED AT MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS

Fleet Hero Awards reveals 10 winners in its 12th year

Award recognises efforts of companies to reduce fleet carbon footprint, tackle air pollution and improve fleet sustainability

Fleet Leeds City Council Andrew Hickford Terry Pycroft

An innovative partnership tackling air quality issues in central London and a […]

How innovative technology is helping councils access their share of the UK’s £1.6bn film industry – which spends up £100,000 a day in local streets

Andrew Pavord of Apply4 Technology will be explaining at the Public Sector Show in Manchester on November 21st.

Andrew Pavord, CEO Apply4 Technology

While public sector bodies up and down the country are managing cuts, tax incentives (known as UK film tax relief) and local talent have led to a huge increase in filming […]

LAMBERT SMITH HAMPTON GUARANTEES POLICY COMPLIANCE WITH WORKWIZE

Lambert Smith Hampton, the professional services organisation, has praised EssentialSkillz for its easy-to-use software which has given them automated compliance on its business-critical policies.

Lambert Smith Hampton employs 1,300 people across 34 offices. It required a new policy and training software. The system had to provide an audit trail and verify if employees had read […]

OPENVIEW UPGRADES SECURITY SYSTEMS AT LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Loughborough University has upgraded its CCTV security network to increase the level of protection for the 17,975 students and 3,787 members of staff that study, work, live in or visit the campus. The project has been completed by OpenView Security Solutions (OSS), one of the UK’s leading independent providers of security and IT infrastructure solutions, […]

Nesta report paves way for grant funding revolution with the crowd

Phil Geraghty, MD of Crowdfunder

Report shows:

Grant funds were amplified by 161% in crowdfunding pilot

78% of people who pledged gave money they wouldn’t ordinarily give to charity or philanthropic causes 33% saw an uplift in volunteering after the fundraise, with 2 in 3 projects seeing an increase in skills

The £5.6bn grant […]

Public bodies to band together for new mobile voice and data procurement

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is harnessing the buying power of the public sector to reduce the cost to the public purse of purchasing mobile voice and data services.

Expressions of interest are now being taken from public sector organisations who want to take part in this latest bulk buying project.

The […]

ESSENTIALSKILLZ NOW A CROWN COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CCS) SUPPLIER

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has recently awarded EssentialSkillz a place on the G-Cloud 9 (G9) supplier list for cloud computing services.

EssentialSkillz has been successful in achieving supplier status and can now offer its compliance solutions to public sector organisations looking to streamline their online safety training and risk assessment processes.

EssentialSkillz provides companies […]

LGA RESPONDS TO LGO REPORT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLANS

Responding to a Local Government Ombudsman report on its first 100 investigations into Education, Health and Care Plans, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “The number of investigations undertaken in this report is relatively small when compared to the thousands of Education, Health and Care Plans […]

Parks and green spaces contract set to be taken over by council company

THE contract to maintain Liverpool’s parks and green spaces is set to be handed to the council-owned company which operates the refuse, recycling and street cleansing service.

A report to the Cabinet on Friday 27 October is recommending that Liverpool Street Scene Services Limited – a wholly owned Local Authority Trading Company (LATco) – takes […]

Staffordshire County Council boosts employee satisfaction through smart working rollout

Targus technology unleashes 3,000-strong team to work anywhere

Targus, a global leader in mobile computing accessories, today announces that Staffordshire County Council has selected the company to boost productivity and enable flexible working, with the installation of over 1,000 universal docking stations.

In order for Staffordshire County Council to achieve smarter ways of working, greater […]