West Midlands Mayor welcomes confirmation of north of England HS2 routes

Andy Street welcomes the economic benefits and "huge opportunities" that HS2 is bringing to the West Midlands....Read more

Sheffield City Region celebrates 73% increase in foreign investment

New figures show that foreign investment into the Sheffield City Region (SCR) leapt by 73% in the financial year to the end of March. ...Read more

Decreased spending on cyber security leaves councils in jeopardy

Councils facing impossible choice between between spending on cyber security or delivering front-line services....Read more

Fake news increasingly includes fake images

A new approach could help detect forged parts of photographs faster and more accurately than current methods. ...Read more

Volvo plans to go electric by 2019

Volvo has revealed pioneering plans that will equip all cars made from 2019 onwards with an electric motor rather than a traditional combustion engine....Read more

Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor, says there is a need to improve services for trans people.

As Manchester hosts the Sparkle Weekend "the world's biggest trans celebration" Burnham identifies need for better services for trans people...Read more

Why do so many newly designed council websites fail Better Connected usability tests?

Driverless, all electric, shuttle bus starts service in Paris

West Midlands Combined Authority announces three new travel schemes using the"Swift" smartcard.

The money local government has for vital day-to-day local services is running out fast says LGA Chairman

Rubbish and recycling - customer conversion to digital services is slow

Making space for digital growth. The rise of the tech sector and how planners can support its evolution

Councils must do it for themselves

Joining up data to catch vulnerable families before they fall