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GMCA to rubber-stamp film school

Funding for the International Screen School Manchester and a Cyber Innovation Hub to be developed at Heron House are among the key items to go before the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s meeting on Friday.

Sam Youtube Cover

THING OF THE WEEK

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Building sites across the UK, ready yourselves for the arrival of Sam the semi-automated mason, a robot making a name for itself laying 3,000 bricks a day compared to the human average of 500.

GM Open Data Infrastructure Map launched

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A free online mapping tool enabling users to overlay 50 different types of infrastructure assets in Greater Manchester has been created by policy advisor New Economy along with Salford City Council and funded by the Cabinet Office’s Release of Data Fund.

Gigabit internet speeds online in Salford

Internet provider Hyperoptic has switched on fibre-to-the-home services in Sovereign Point and Imperial Point in Salford Quays, with gigabit broadband now available to residents.

Future cities hackathon underway at Media City

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Data about street crime, air quality, energy consumption and road accidents will be analysed and reshaped into new tools aimed at improving quality of life and public services during the Greater Manchester Data Dive on Tuesday.

Next phase of GM fibre roll-out agreed

High-speed fibre broadband will be offered to a further 39,000 homes and businesses in Greater Manchester by the end of March 2016, under a £15m partnership between eight local authorities and BT.