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Government must give clearer guidance on building sites says British Safety Council

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

As the UK heads into at least three weeks of lockdown, concerns are being raised across the country as thousands of construction workers headed out to work, including on packed London Underground trains.

Last night the Prime Minister gave an instruction that everyone should stay at home for all but the most

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MODULAR BUILDING METHODS DELIVER FAST TRACK COMMUNITY CENTRE FACILITY

Using modular building systems to create a new community centre and preschool

When Basildon Council wanted to create a new community centre and preschool facility in Nevendon, they selected modular building systems to successfully fast track a valuable community asset with a tight construction schedule spanning just eight months from April to December 2019.

The

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UK’s first Electric Forecourt® is under construction, opening Summer 2020

Network of over 100 Electric Forecourts® across the UK will solve electric vehicle charging concerns, and pave the way for electric vehicles to become mainstream in the earliest possible timeframes

GRIDSERVE announces today that the first of a nationwide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts® is now under construction and will open this summer, offering

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ibml unveils world’s fastest, ultra-high-volume, intelligent scanner: the ibml FUSiON, the most comprehensive intelligent information capture solution

ibml processes high-volume government documents for stringent, mission-critical needs, meeting the highest quality and security standards across many departments in a secure, safe environment

New product offers transformative solutions for outdated information management processes

Imaging Business Machines, LLC (ibml), the leading global provider of intelligent information capture solutions, unveiled its next generation of ultra-high-volume

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allpay Renews Place on Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) EPS Framework

allpay, a leading UK payment specialist, has renewed its place on the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) Electronic Payment Services framework following a detailed tender process.

Rob McCloy, Head of Sales (North), allpay explains: “Frameworks are now an everyday tool for social housing procurement. The NHC offers a range of services to its members of Housing

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FCHO is investing 80k to help alleviate food poverty in Oldham

Community Impact Managers Bev Bertenshaw and Dave Brereton unloading the van

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A housing association has invested over £80,000 to combat poverty among its customers on low incomes and bring a discounted food service to their local communities.

First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has partnered with Manchester-based food surplus redistribution charity, The

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Mapping the Japanese knotweed problem

Japanese knotweed is the problem that just keeps on growing. Described by the Environment Agency as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant”, it’s now thought to affect 4- 5% of homes in the UK and the most conservative estimates put the cost of treatment at around £166 million each year.

As people

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Introducing living walls to the next generation

MOBILANE – LivePanel at the Nursery in London

N Family Club is a group of early years nurseries with a brand new nursery concept in four spaces across London. Offering day care to children aged three months to five years, the facilities create a family feel and offer support to parents, grandparents and carers

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Secure I.T. Environments Completes Data Centre Build for Thurrock County Council

A range of works and 234m2 modular data centre design and build completed for Thurrock County Council, which will serve its 170,000 thousand residents.

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading design and build companies of modular and containerised data centres including refurbishment of existing data centres, has announced today the handover its

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Chipside announces contract win with Bristol City Council

• Contract will include up to 2 million MiPermit digital permits per year

• Introduces MiPermit innovation to leading UK Smart City

Chipside, a provider of parking and traffic management IT to more than 160 UK local authorities, is delighted to announce it has been awarded a contract with Bristol City Council for MiPermit digital

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New platform for infrastructure modelling now open

Professor Jim Hall

By Professor Jim Hall, Chair of DAFNI Governance Board

A new tool, set to transform research, planning and policymaking around infrastructure in the UK and beyond, is now in alpha testing.

DAFNI 1.0 from the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) takes a significant step forward this autumn as

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Stockport Council reduces cost of customer response in the contact centre by 95% with Britannic Technologies

AMI Conversational Artificial Intelligence Solution Transforms Services for Citizens

Britannic Technologies, specialists in voice communications, systems integration and managed services, has deployed AMI, a conversational AI solution into Stockport Council’s contact centre to improve customer experience. AMI has enabled the council to reduce the cost of customer response in the contact centre by 95%, compared

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Drive strategic change with integrated transport solutions to create more liveable cities

Peter O’Driscoll

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director, RingGo

Local governments are now fully embracing digital services that benefit both their staff and constituents, slowly, but surely getting rid of paper and physical offerings. However, to see the scale of benefits that can be realised from digitising, local governments should be looking to develop new

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apT ecology team grows after new business wins

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

An ecology team at a pioneering public sector planning and development consultancy is expanding to cope with growing demand.

Telford-based apT’s team of ecological experts has trebled in two years, partly as a result of winning new consultancy work outside their home borough.

The team – made up of ecology and green

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