The future’s bright, but it ISN’T orange: 5 MILLION fewer iconic ‘magstripe’ train tickets needed this year as Northern customers continue the switch to digital alternatives

Northern will use five million fewer iconic, orange ‘magstripe’ train tickets this year thanks to Northern customers’ continued switch to digital alternatives. The number of people travelling on smartcards and barcode tickets has now reached 54.8 million – up five million in the past 12 months – which represents 72.6% of all Northern customers. Magstripe… Continue reading The future’s bright, but it ISN’T orange: 5 MILLION fewer iconic ‘magstripe’ train tickets needed this year as Northern customers continue the switch to digital alternatives


Cumbria County Council awarded £139k in government funding to expand new digital tool

Cumbria County Council has been awarded £139,000 to support the scaling up of a digital tool which helps to identify vulnerable households during a crisis. The innovative new tool, VIPER, was created by Cumbria County Council’s Digital Team in 2022 for regional and national partners within the Cumbria Local Resilience Forum (such as Emergency Services,… Continue reading Cumbria County Council awarded £139k in government funding to expand new digital tool


Council celebrates digital successes

At a meeting of Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet today (17 March), Members have been reviewing and celebrating progress on the delivery of the Digital Infrastructure Strategy. The report presented at Cabinet showcased a number of highlights which demonstrate how better, and more reliable broadband connections are benefiting Cumbrian residents and businesses. Some of the highlights… Continue reading Council celebrates digital successes


Police and Crime Commissioner supports digital resources for people with learning difficulties

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall attended the online launch of Carlisle Mencap ‘Keeping Safe Online’ digital resource packs last week, as supported by his Community Covid19 Recovery Fund. Carlisle Mencap were recently awarded £4,700 for a project to produce a variety of easy and accessible online advice packs and workshops for people with… Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioner supports digital resources for people with learning difficulties


Age UK Barrow and District – Digital Inclusion Project

Age UK Barrow and District are launching an exciting new project to support Digital Inclusion. What is Digital Inclusion? “Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies.” Government research identifies four main kinds of challenges that people face, stopping them going online: • Access – the… Continue reading Age UK Barrow and District – Digital Inclusion Project


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