PODCAST: Driverless, electric, delivery vans promise much for local and social services

William Sachiti has just launched the Kar-Go which will, he says, slash the cost of making deliveries and make the delivery of smaller, lower-value packages more viable....Read more

Rubbish and recycling - customer conversion to digital services is slow

Evidence from a new survey commissioned by Yotta suggests that the appetite for using digital channels to access rubbish and recycling services is less developed than it might be....Read more

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

As the UK’s digital tech sector goes from strength to strength, Donna Gardiner looks at the role of planning and policy in fostering its future growth…...Read more

Joining up data to catch vulnerable families before they fall

Speed is of the essence when it comes to pulling families back from the brink of crisis, says Martin Gray, Director of Children’s Services  at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Here he talks about their work identifying and helping vulnerable families....Read more

PODCAST. Reality Bites #05 Andy Bates & Joe Tibbetts asking "Is laughter really infectious?"

The one where a virus nearly kills off Joe just as another virus takes down NHS and (king of the glass-half-full) Andy Bates finds a surprising amount of good cheer among the talk of armageddon...Read more

Councils must manage low level airspace for security and profit

Local government will be forced to manage their own airspace for security purposes. However they will also be able to monetise the licensing of access to the drone-zone above their places...Read more

How will digital technology transform planning?

Delivering Digital Inclusion ‘in a place’ with Local and Combined Authorities

PODCAST: Reality Bites #04 Andy makes some predictions and Joe finds true north

So you wanna be an app star?

PODCAST: Is this full-on, always-connected life threatening our physical and mental health?

Information and advice on elderly care improves but some way to go

Connected Local Government Live 2017 packed programme

Midland Metropolitan medics to cycle and car-share to work