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Manchester homeless charity receives donation of repurposed counterfeit clothing from police raids

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A recent operation by Greater Manchester Police has seen tonnes of seized counterfeit clothing being recycled to help homeless people and low-income families in Manchester.

Left to right: Tim Jensen from Lighthouse Security, Harry Dwan from the Mustard Tree and Inspector Dan Cullum from Op Vulcan

In the last 14

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Big and bold changes set for city centre as Council continues push towards sustainable transport

Final plans have been set out for the latest stage of work aimed at making Manchester city centre safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

As set out in the Council’s City Centre Transport Strategy (CCTS), a central aim is for 90% of all peak morning trips to the city centre to be made by foot,

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£5 MILLION INNOVATION FUND TO REDUCE DRUG USE

Five projects will receive part of £5 million innovation fund to test new ways to reduce use of so-called recreational drugs On-the-ground projects include skills development and education for young people Supports strategy to reduce drug use to a 30-year low and build a world-class knowledge base

Five projects aimed at reducing drug use

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Surge in break-ins at pubs, shops, offices and construction sites during coronavirus lockdown

VPS Smart Tower being off loaded from truck

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police forces across the UK are having to carry out extra night patrols in empty city and town centres, as burglars target shops, pubs and other commercial premises during the coronavirus lockdown.

Collating intelligence data from police reports, news items, and their

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Public servants look to the future at this year’s Public Sector Show

Exclusive research published in April, carried out by the team behind the Public Sector Show, has explored the views of over 200 public servants, gauging their views of the current state of affairs in the sector and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Top of the list of concerns for those leading, delivering and managing public

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BAKERHICKS OPENS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN WARWICK

Reporter: Amy Wood

BakerHicks, the multi-disciplinary design and engineering company, has completed the move to its new headquarters at One Warwick Technology Park. The decision to move the headquarters from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick has been driven by a need to create a modern and fit-for purpose office and design space.

A modern landmark office building,

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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

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Imprivata OneSign drives a culture shift in technology acceptance, increasing productivity and improving security

Key facts

Location: Manchester, UK Industry: Healthcare Employees: 5000 +

Challenges

Encourage adoption of new technology Increase clinicians’ time with patients Simplify login process without compromising security

Results

Fast, secure access to systems supporting security best practice Reduced login times Fast set-up of new users providing everyone with the same User Experience

Greater

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Oldham Council welcome Transport for Greater Manchester green bus proposal

Oldham Council welcome Transport for Greater Manchester proposal to switch to new battery powered buses in the future.

The Leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has welcomed the announcement earlier this week that officials from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have met with the

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Getting Localism Right

Paul Connolly

Localism: seen by many as the answer to almost every local government question.

With good reason. Councils are close to the communities they serve. They are more immediately accountable to citizens than Whitehall departments, able to respond faster to what communities want.

And localism has the wind in its sails, as

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Synching Cities: Data Openness Across Europe

Manchester, UK, has been transformed over the past 20 years to become a leading European city for digital technologies. Mancunians have embraced the concept of the ‘smart city’, seeing the internet integrate with digitally enabled systems across the board and bringing everything into a well-oiled system of activity and communication. The concept of open data

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