Digital autopsy service agreed in Lancashire

*** Joint news release issued on behalf of Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust ***. A new digital post-mortem service has been agreed for Lancashire, which is the first of its kind in the north west. The new service will lead to less invasive autopsies than the traditional method. Lancashire County Council and … Read more

Government to strengthen UK data protection law

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. Public to have greater control over personal data – including right to be forgotten New right to require social media platforms to delete information on children and adults when asked … Read more

Developing digital skills in Lancashire

Teachers and students from across Lancashire have been boosting their digital know-how, as part of a project to bridge the skills gaps in the sector. To mark their achievements, the group of 150 people were recognised at a special graduation event at County Hall. The Digital Advantage project has been developed by working with industry … Read more

Kids can code from Scratch with free library sessions

Free coding sessions are being offered to children across Wigan Borough this summer as part of Wigan Libraries’ summer activity programme. The sessions explore the wonderful world of ‘Scratch’, a free visual programming language, helping to boost coding skills through creating a fun and exciting game. Starring Wigan Libraries’ mascot ‘Ollie the Alien’, the interactive … Read more

Citizens Advice says ‘get on the net’ with new Digital Help Centre

A major new initiative aimed at helping hundreds of local people gain access to vital benefits and other services via the internet is about to be launched by Citizens Advice working together with Macmillan Cancer Support. From Monday, July 31, specially trained Digital Champions with a bank of online workstations will be on hand at … Read more