Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons

A huge haul of drugs and mobile phones has been recovered since the introduction of detection measures to crackdown on prison contraband. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons in 2016 over 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards recovered criminals using drones to smuggle phones and drugs into prisons jailed for a combined total of over … Read more

Ofcom reassures millions of people who rely on hearing technology about the upcoming sale of 4G frequencies

Ofcom has published a report on how the upcoming sale of radio frequencies for 4G mobile networks could impact on the millions of people in the UK who rely on hearing equipment. The report was released after a campaign last year by the National Deaf Children’s Society and UK Children’s FM Working Group. The organisations raised concerns … Read more

BCC: Businesses across the UK hobbled by mobile ‘not-spots’

Today the BCC releases the results of its digital survey on mobile connectivity. Businesses in all parts of the UK, particularly rural areas, are experiencing full or partial ‘not-spots’ in their mobile coverage according to the results of a survey released today (Friday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The survey of over 1,400 … Read more

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel. Amongst those now facing increased fines and penalty points was a driver who stated he didn’t know how to work his built in hands free kit and … Read more