Plan launched to bring smart energy technology into homes and businesses

Government and Ofgem set out plan to upgrade energy system, putting consumers in control. A plan to give homes and businesses more control over their energy use and support innovative new technologies, as part of the Industrial Strategy, was set out by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark today (24 July 2017). The innovative plan will … 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

Even the tech-savvy remain unaware of technology that could support them caring for loved ones

A new online public poll published today, (10th May 2017) by charity Carers UK shows consumers are missing out on the benefits of technology when it comes to supporting health and care needs. Though 7 in 10 of adults online across the UK use technology to help them manage their money (72%), shop (71%), for … Read more

Planning futures at Rainford High

Rainford High Technology College has been preparing pupils for the future with help from some of the North West’s top industry professionals. Over 30 expert exhibitors attended the school’s careers fair last week (17 November), which was organised to help inform pupils from Year 9 to Year 12 who are currently making important choices about … Read more

Digital help and arts event at library

Residents of all ages are invited to Central Library on Wednesday 26 October for a digital help event, designed to demystify a range of modern technology and digital services. At the St Helens Interactive Digital (SHINDIG) showcase, residents are encouraged to bring their own devices – including smart phones and tablets – and queries about … Read more

Technology in healthcare conference set for Lancashire

A major conference looking at the impact of technology on the healthcare sector will be taking place in Lancashire in November. Lancashire and South Cumbria Digital Health Board and Chorley Council have joined forces with the UK’s newest technology magazine BusinessCloud to hold the ‘Transforming Healthcare through technology’ conference to look at how tech can … Read more