Highland Council making progress on Roads Improvement Project

Highland Council has reported progress with its Road Improvement Project. which will see a draft of improvements implemented. At Monday’s meeting of the Highland Council’s Redesign Board (28 November 2022) members received an update on progress made with the Roads Improvement Project which is part of the council’s Business Change programme. The Project’s purpose is […]

Noise camera trials to detect boy racers begin in Great Yarmouth

A new road camera designed to identify and track drivers who break the law by revving engines and using modified exhausts has been installed in Great Yarmouth, as part of a nationwide trial to clampdown on antisocial driving. The trials are part of a £300,000 government-backed competition to tackle noise pollution on some of the […]

Morgan Sindall awarded four National Highways contracts

Tier one contractor Morgan Sindall Construction has been awarded four projects worth a combined value of £20m by the National Highways as part of its office and depot upgrades. The company was selected to complete the works which will take place at four sites within Area 9 which takes in the areas of Gloucester, Shropshire, […]

Research suggests drivers are avoiding inside lane on smart motorways over safety fears

Half of drivers say they frequently or occasionally avoid using lane one on all lane running smart motorways. The RAC, which carried out the research, says this is “a revelation that completely undermines the very reason so many hard shoulders have been permanently turned into running lanes: to increase road capacity”. The RAC spoke to […]

Carers warn ULEZ could kill off private care homes in London

The head of a private care charity is warning that the expansion of London’s ultra-low emission zone could increase pressure on the NHS as care home staff struggle to get to work. The Telegraph quotes Professor Martin Green from Care England as saying the decision to expand the ULEZ to Greater London was “terribly unfair”. He […]

Nottingham E-Scooter trial set to continue until May 2024

Nottingham’s e-scooter trial, which began in autumn 2020, will be continued until May 2024.  In July, the Department for Transport announced that local authorities would have the option of carrying on with the trials up to this point.  Nottingham is one of many cities trialling e-scooters, and learning made in the city will be used […]

Telent enables East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to adopt new technologies and transform operations

A major IT infrastructure refresh for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will continue thanks to the extension of a contract with critical communications specialist Telent. The new three-year contract extension running from 2023-2026 builds on Telent’s initial seven-year fully-managed ICT service that included supporting a roadmap to migrate business applications to Microsoft best practices, converting […]


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