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Peers launch first probe into lessons for public services from COVID-19

Reporter: Stuart Littleford – News

Peers have launched a new inquiry to ask what lessons for our public services can be learned from the coronavirus pandemic.

The House of Lords Select Committee on Public Services, set up to examine the transformation of public services to ensure that they are fit for the 21st century, will

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Covid fighting UK innovation gains export success

ProGuard+ arriving in Spain

Reporter: Allan Roach – Sponsored

Evolve Scientific Products (ESP) based in Chesterfield has announced an international order for its ProGuard+ multi-surface cleaner. A surface cleaner that provides long-lasting effective protection against the Covid-19 virus that could make moving towards an end of lockdown safer and securer for everybody, particularly those

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Innovative Covid-19 service tackles the pathogen and the fear

Reporter: Stacy Clarke – Advertorial

A leading emergency soft FM specialist has launched a disinfection and testing service that aims to deliver industry-leading Covid-19 protection and help employers reduce the anxiety of staff and clients as workplaces reopen after lockdown.

The three-step process, developed by SafeGroup Services Ltd, involves a premises deep clean and a

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How Digital Twins Can Transform Government and Society

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Imagine being able to design a digital version of just about anything in the real world, infuse it with data, and use the knowledge it provides to create or improve its real-life physical entity. This is the concept behind “digital twins,” which first

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Bridgeworks COVID-19 Offer supplied by the UK Crown Commercial Services Office

The race is on to find a vaccine to COVID-19 and big data analysis is at the forefront of data modelling trends of the pandemic.

The Crown Commercial Services office has selected Bridgeworks to offer the NHS and qualifying medical research organisations data management services over the next twelve months, at no cost.

Bridgeworks letter

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Pandemic: How A.I. and WAN Acceleration Can Help to Find a Cure

By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist for GPSJ

The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly throughout the world and scientists are racing to find a vaccine. Big Data analytics, data visualisation and artificial intelligence are also being recruited to track the spread of the virus. This is with the aim of helping governments

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SolarWinds Study Shows Converged Roles and Contracting Budgets Increase Need for Qualified U.K. Public Sector Tech Pros Across Hybrid IT Environments

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2020: The Universal Language of IT examines the evolving role of technology in business and the breakdown of traditional IT siloes Less than 25% of budgets dedicated to emerging tech, instead prioritise cloud and hybrid IT Tech pros cite need to upskill across security, APM, and non-technical and interpersonal skills

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WPS continues to support essential workers in critical sectors

WPS, the award-winning parking solutions provider, is continuing to deliver essential maintenance and installation work for customers within key sectors such as healthcare and utilities to ensure 24-hour availability of essential parking infrastructure.

Simon Jarvis

Simon Jarvis, Managing Director of WPS in the UK, says that while some other parking system providers have ceased

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Life Sciences Hub Wales calls for industry collaboration to fight coronavirus

Cari-Anne Quinn

Wales’ leading organisation for healthcare innovation is calling on companies and innovators from across the country to join the fight against coronavirus.

Life Sciences Hub Wales is leading industry efforts to combat COVID-19 by launching a nation-wide drive to get companies from a range of sectors working together on solutions. Having already

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allpay’s Prepaid Cards to Help Disburse Emergency Funds for Those Affected by COVID-19

Emergency prepaid card

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

allpay, a leading UK payment specialist, has announced a prepaid card programme has been made available to help disburse emergency funds to those affected by COVID-19. Emergency Government funds have been made available to help those in most need, and allpay’s prepaid cards can now enable those funds

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Police officer bitten explaining government guidelines around Covid-19

The officers arm bitten by the man

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A man is in custody after an officer was badly bitten in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Yesterday evening at around 6.40pm, a police constable was responding to reports of a man causing a disturbance on Drake Street in Rochdale, when she was bitten.

Attending officers

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Parks in a Pandemic

Jim Roberts, Director at Fourth Street, reacts to the recent controversy over the use of public parks during the Covid-19 crisis

Our public parks were both a blessing and a battleground on the first sunny weekend of spring this year.

People flocked to their nearest park for some much-needed respite from weeks of tough,

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Teesside University partners with Tees Valley Combined Authority to unveil COVID-19 business support package

Teesside University

A practical support package to help businesses through the coronavirus emergency has been put together by Teesside University.

Along with other agencies, the University is working with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to ensure a coordinated approach, helping the region’s businesses to stay resilient and to be ready to

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Landmarc pledge to guarantee recruitment interviews for military veterans

Landmarc MD Mark Neill

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Mark Neill, the Managing Director of Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has announced that military veterans will be guaranteed interviews for jobs at Landmarc.

Mark is himself a military veteran and feels passionately that Landmarc should match the recent commitment the Government has made to veterans in guaranteeing

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