Medway Council twitter feed hacked

Medway Council has confirmed its twitter feed was hacked, with corrupted posts including announcing an end to council tax and free parking for all.

Liverpool residents most aware of council cuts

According to a new survey from independent trust Power to Change, Liverpudlians are more likely to be aware of local council cuts than residents in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

Councils risking personal data, study suggests

Research conducted by FalconStor has found that local authorities are putting the personal data of 3.5 million citizens at risk by not having a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place, LocalGov has reported.

Positive social care linked to reduced dementia

According to new research published by researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), University College London (UCL), London Metropolitan University and the University of Nottingham, positive social support from adult children is associated with reduced risk of developing dementia.

Gloucestershire CC apologises over data breech

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has apologised to 14 vulnerable adults whose personal details were published online.

Snap election defocuses local elections, WLGA warns

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has cautioned that the general election campaign is ‘crowding out’ the forthcoming local elections.

Front line digital knowledge ‘inadequate’

A new report has found that four in ten HR leaders rate digital knowledge of front line staff as ‘inadequate’.

Government approach to sustainable drainage ‘sub-standard’, committee says

The Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee has criticised the government’s ‘sub-standard’ approach to sustainable drainage (SuDs), claiming it failed to protect communities from flood risk.

Liverpool Council launches efficient energy provider

Liverpool City Council has announced the creation of a new not-for-profit energy company aimed at tackling fuel poverty in the city.

Khan launches database to name criminal landlords

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new online data base to name and shame criminal landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants.

Failings at Aberdeen Council after unapproved cycle path repairs

Aberdeen City Council has admitted to a ‘serious failing’ after it was revealed that repairs worth £200,000 were ordered to a cycle path without proper approval.

Powys Council considers wind farm proposal

Powys Council is considering plans to build a wind farm at known beauty spot, prompting campaigners to warn the move could deter tourists visiting the region.

LWARB launches Advance London support scheme

LWARB has launched Advance London to help London’s SMEs adopt ‘circular economy’ business models.

New mayors should adopt digital first mindset

techUK has said that newly elected mayors should put digital at the heart of their plans to deliver the best on digital devolution.

£6.4 billion of infrastructure projects for Scotland

Infrastructure projects worth almost £6.4 billion will be under construction throughout Scotland in 2017.

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