Did you know: According to the Office for National Statistics, 7.42 million adults in the UK have never used the Internet, while men are more likely to be internet users than women.
March 11th, 2013

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An Ofcom report reveals that the UK has the highest internet usage among its European neighbours at 81% and also has the lowest proportion of individuals who have never used the internet.

UK has highest internet usage in Europe, but slow superfast broadband take-up rate

The LGA recently held its first digital summit where it said that Whitehall and the Government Digital Service needs to work more closely with local authorities.

Whitehall and councils must work together for digital by default: LGA
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As part of a GBP 132 million deal to provide superfast broadband to Cornwall and the surrounding areas, BT will upgrade the internet connection for residents of the Isles of Scilly.

BT to upgrade internet connection to the Scilly Isles
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Bromley has launched the Bromley Big Local App which will allow citizens with smartphones to access council services, theatre listings and more.

Bromley citizens can download free app to get local information

The government is looking to implement a Public Cloud First policy across central government departments and agencies.

Government wants to introduce Cloud First policy

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced the formation of a board to come up with a strategy for a ‘Smart London’.

Mayor of London announces plans to develop a ‘Smart London’

Clearswift and Zurich have published research on public sector cyber security.

2 surveys shed light on public sector cyber security

Dr Paul Shannon, medical director at CSC and consultant anaesthetist at Doncaster Royal Infirmary offers advice on how doctors and trusts can embrace the digital.

Expert advice on how to achieve a paperless NHS

Geoff Webb of software developing firm NetIQ weighs in on using social identities (Facebook, Twitter etc.) to access public services given security concerns.

UK should learn from New York digital strategy, says expert
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Surrey Police used their Twitter account to describe what happened during a robbery in real time, a ‘Tweetconstruction’.

Surrey Police use Twitter to reconstruct robbery

Head of partnership development at the BBC Archive Development, gave a talk last week at the annual EDGE2013 event.

Expert gives talk titled 'Libraries: the gateway to the digital'

The Office for National Statistics has released figures regarding UK citizens’ use of the internet called ‘Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q4 2012’.

Office for National Statistics releases UK internet usage figures
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