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Statement from the SoE following speculation that the media should be held responsible for the tragic death of Caroline Flack

The Society of Editors has issued the following statement after speculation that the media should be held responsible for the tragic death of TV personality Caroline Flack.

The death of Caroline Flack is indeed a tragedy, as is the case when anyone feels they have nowhere to turn and decide to take their

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Mayor of Greater Manchester reacts to HS2 announcement

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has responded to the government’s confirmation that the HS2 high-speed rail link will be built, the first phase between London and Birmingham with a second phase going onto Manchester and Leeds.

Mr Burnham said: “The Prime Minister has today listened and gone a considerable distance towards the case

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The Smart City Protocol Continues to Spread in Many Countries

Simon Dunkley, Secretary General TALQ Consortium, showing the TALQ symbol

The TALQ Consortium is continuing to certify further products as TALQ-compliant and, by doing so, will guarantee interoperability among systems from different vendors. At the beginning of 2020 the number of certified Central Management Software (CMS) and Outdoor Device Networks (ODN / gateways) totals

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Competition for emergency service cadets encourages young film-makers to shout out for safer roads

Brake, the road safety charity, has launched an exciting new competition to inspire young people to raise awareness and campaign for safer roads.

Brake’s Project24 competition, in partnership with Coop Insurance, asks 11-18 year-olds to create their own 24-second short film that raises awareness about a road safety subject of their choice.

The title ‘Project24’

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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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Exclusion of media critics from Downing Street briefings sets dangerous precedent, warns Chartered Institute of Journalists

The Chartered Institute of Journalists has condemned the government’s crass and immature bullying of journalists and warns that it needs to ‘grow up’ and show respect for media freedom.

Institute President, Janice Shillum, says: “Only authoritarian governments snarl at the media and retaliate against criticism with threats and petty restrictions. So it is of immense

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Tackling bullying and harassment in Westminster

Sylvia Sage

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Over the past 18 months, House of Commons authorities have come under repeated fire for their lack of action to address bullying and harassment.

Dame Laura Cox, who authored a report in 2018 which laid bare the scale of the problem, criticised the slow pace of progress a year

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Massive job loss at the BBC a tragedy for journalism

The Chartered Institute of Journalists says the announcement of 450 job losses in BBC journalism will be a tragic blow to the profession.

The world’s longest established professional association for journalists says that British democracy cannot afford to lose this quantity of journalist expertise.

The Institute believes that the crisis in British journalism of contraction,

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Global experts join forces to transform future health and wellbeing

Speakers from Amazon, INTEL and Pfizer are set to meet with Welsh innovators this March at an event which promises to reveal the near future technologies that will transform frontline health and social care in Wales and beyond.

‘Tomorrow’s Health 2020’, a major conference organised by Life Sciences Hub Wales, will see health and social

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The Machines Are Not Taking Over: How to Conquer Automation Anxiety

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

For even the most sensible among us, the word “automation” still strikes an uncertain, often fearful chord. Conditioned by the kind of rhetoric conveyed in movies like “The Matrix,” “The Terminator,” and “I, Robot,” the fear—even among the most seasoned IT professionals—of

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Achieving for Children to provide children’s services in Kingston until 2026

Kingston Council has agreed to recommission its children’s services to Achieving for Children until 2026, following a decision at Children’s and Adults’ Care and Education Committee yesterday.

After considering various options, members of the committee agreed the preferred option was to extend the current contract for another five years, through a joint arrangement with Richmond

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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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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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