Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC reveals top government email impersonation scams taken down in 2022

A participant’s perspective: Empowering Women to Lead, Cyber Security – Northern Ireland

Plastic surgeon searched ‘Lolita sex’ abuse online

Put your Online Safety Bill questions to Secretary of State Michelle Donelan


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Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

Artificial intelligence revolutionising NHS stroke care

Nine in ten patients positive about NHS community pharmacies

You are not alone: Help is at Hand for anyone bereaved by suicide

NHS set to eliminate Hepatitis C ahead of rest of the world

Number of defibrillators to be increased with new funding

£3.6 million social prescribing funding to bolster mental health support and ease pressure on GPs

UK cements 10-year-partnership with Moderna in major boost for vaccines and research

Our revised plan and approach for transformation

Update on alternative penicillin protocols for pharmacists

'Walking buses' show increase in take up of active travel

Life Sciences Council Joint Statement on Medical Devices Regulatory Reform

NICE recommends Enhertu for more people with advanced breast cancer

NHS campaign reminds public to use NHS 111 online ahead of the festive season

Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Unexpected rise in retail sales in December, but cheer is expected to be temporary – CBI Distributive Trades Survey

Aussies to toast tariff-free British G&Ts in 2023 under new trade deal

UK - Gulf Cooperation Council trade negotiations update: December 2022

Unicef - Restricting female humanitarians from working and female students from access to education in Afghanistan is a ‘blatant violation of fundamental human rights’

EU replacement funding 60% shortfall

Community facilities across Wales benefit from ‘crucial’ additional funds to meet rising costs

Tens of thousands protected from homelessness thanks to £654 million funding boost

Village Halls to see major revamp as Platinum Jubilee fund opens

The King’s Fund responds to latest ONS comparisons of all-cause mortality between European countries during the pandemic

Parents back funded Early Learning and Childcare

New funding and support scheme to finally end armed forces veterans homelessness

Funding of more than £13.2 billion for councils
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Statement following the passing of The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

Biggest government intervention ever to keep rail fares down

UK statement in response to the Taliban’s closure of universities for women in Afghanistan

New Parole Board Rules

Supporting a renewables revolution

700 tonnes of pennywort removed from west London river

Innovative licencing scheme to protect wildlife and promote sustainable development launched in Cumbria

Private sector activity has fallen for five consecutive rolling quarters – CBI Growth Indicator

West Mercia Police constable dismissed over inappropriate messages

Investigation under way into fatal police shooting in Carlisle

Deputy Commander Strategic Command speaks at the DSEI 2023 Launch

Call for immediate action to end UK rail dispute

Monthly GDP Estimates for October

Statement on review of implications from Whyte Review

Blog: Commissioner responds to misdirected criticism of journalism code
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