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One minute national silence to mark the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

National silence to take place on Saturday 17th April.

PM and Digital Secretary welcome broadband jobs boom

Boris Johnson and Oliver Dowden met with the biggest names in broadband today, praising the industry for creating more than 22,000 jobs over the last year.

10 teams to lead celebration of creativity and innovation as part of the Festival UK* 2022

@FestivalUK2022 - Ten creative teams from across the UK have been selected to develop a series of events, public engagement programmes and virtual projects as part of the Festival UK* 2022

Free tablets to improve lives of thousands of people with learning disabilities

The £2.5 million Digital Lifeline Fund will provide devices, data and digital support to people with learning disabilities who can't afford to get online. £2.5 million Digital Lifeline fund set up to improve lives of thousands with learning disabilities on low incomes 5,000 internet tablets preloaded with data and free tech support available from March Devices to help recipients beat loneliness by reconnecting them with friends and family The government has set up a £2.5 million fund to provide devices, data and digital support to people with learning disabilities who can’t afford to get online.

Richard Sharp is confirmed as the new BBC Board Chair

Following Privy Council approval on 10 February, Richard Sharp has been appointed for 4 years from 16 February 2021 to 15 February 2025 (@bbc) Richard Sharp has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector, including commercial banking, derivatives, fixed income, private equity and investment banking. He spent 23 years at Goldman Sachs, joining in 1984 to start and head its European Capital Markets Group. He subsequently held a number of senior roles, most recently as Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ principal investment business in Europe. Prior to this, he worked in both commercial banking and investment banking for JP Morgan. He also served as a Director of Oncimmune, and is a former Chairman and an Emeritus Trustee of the Royal Academy and a Director of International Rescue UK.

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