Why ‘data camps’ are no longer just for geeks

Jamie Whyte, founder of data consultancy Propolis and Julian Tait, CEO of Open Data Manchester, discuss growing interest among public sector managers in making better use of data for decision-making....Read more

Can young people ever be safe in an uncontrolled drugs market?

Ian Birrell an international correspondent and Andrew Boff a London politician wonder why, when crime overall is going down, is violent crime on the increase in UK ...Read more

Cyber security is no longer the exclusive concern of governments, police forces and big organisations.

Smaller enterprises and private citizens have got to get with the programme or we all will suffer the consequences....Read more

Encouraging women into local government will hit the headlines this autumn. Not before time.

The Local Government Association is setting out to attract more women to be Councillors in its 'Be a Councillor' campaign this autumn....Read more

Robert Skidelsky thinks that the UK economy is on course for another crash.

We interviewed economist John Kay and former FCA chair Adair Turner in 2014. Both warned that the fundamental causes of the 2008 financial collapse had not been addressed...Read more

Adult arrests for dealing cannabis are going down while those for young people are rising fast. Volteface the drugs policy think tank asks why.

Human tragedy or social crisis? "Both" suggests new Volteface research. Liz McCulloch, Paul North and Hardeep Matharu unpick the figures....Read more

Towards a more inclusive digital economy: co-ops, social enterprise, social value and council support

The Lake District has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

A new approach to quality assurance in social care at Rochdale BC has been a game changer

ONE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED OVER THE SUMMER: Future local gov must be flexible, agile and collaborative ?

Council websites will need to raise their game to meet new EU requirements says GDS accessibility chief

Vicky Sargent in conversation with Michael Francis Head of Customer Service at Hertfordshire County Council

Bluffers run the country some are shameful and some are shameless all are members of the Bluffocracy.

Smart stab vests and geolocating for frontline blue-light services. Smart gets mobile.